Timeline Description: Computers are made up of many parts, and each one of them is a unique invention on its own. In this timeline we will take a look at many of these parts, and how they contributed to the computers we have today.
|1936||The First Computer
The first freely programmable computer came into play.
The transistor was invented by Bell Telephone Company. It wasn't a computer in itself'but it was a vital computer component.
International Business Machines came out with their first computer machine.
The first bank computers were invented. They used MICR'or magnetic ink character recognition'to read checks.
|1958||The computer chip
Jack Kilby and Robert Noyce invented the integrated circuit'better known as the computer chip.
Spacewar games invented the first computer video games.
|1963||The mouse is invented
Douglas Engelbart invented the computer mouse. He called it the mouse because the cord came out the back like a tail.
The first internet was called ARPANET. The original internet wasn't used very widely because not many people had access to it.
|1974-1977||The first personal computers
IBM and Apple were just a couple of the brands that put out the first personal computers.
|1975||Microsoft is born
Bill Gates worked with Paul Allen to develop BASIC for the Altair 8800.
Microsoft made a program that was compatible with IBM computers. This let more people come into contact with the now well-known program.
|1991||The internet as we know it
Tim Berners Less came up with the World Wide Web. He started a computer revolution.
|1991||The laptop comes into play
The first laptop computer'the Power Book 100'came out. There were other portable computers before this'but they were very clunky and expensive.
|1996||World Wide Convention
the first internet convention was held.
Nokia introduced a phone that had internet capabilities. This started a revolution of devices that were small'portable computers.