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Charles Babbage designs his first mechanical computer



Boolean algebra is invented by George Boole



Alexander Graham Bell invents the telephone called the Photophone



Radio signals were invented by Guglielmo Marconi



Television Electronic was invented by  Philo Farnsworth



Electro Mechanical television system was invented by John Logie Baird



Kurt Godel publishes a paper on the use of a universal formal language



Alan Turing develops the concept of a theoretical computing machine



Paul Baran theorises on the "survivability of communication systems under nuclear attack", digital technology and symbiosis between humans and machines



Douglas Engelbart invents and patents the first computer mouse (nicknamed the mouse because the tail came out the end)

The American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) is developed to standardize data exchange among computers.



Andries van Dam and Ted Nelson coin the term "hypertext"



E-mail was invented by  Ray Tomlinson

Liquid Crystal Display ( LCD ) was invented by James Fergason



The minicomputer Xerox Alto (1973) was a landmark step in the development of personal computers

Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn develop gateway routing computers to negotiate between the various national networks



IBM develops SEQUEL (Structured English Query Language ) now known as SQL

Charles Simonyi coins the term WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) to describe the ability of being able to display a file or document exactly how it is going to be printed or viewed



Altair produces the first portable computer

The Microsoft Corporation was founded April 4, 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for the Altair 8800



Apple Computers was founded Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs



Apple Computer’s Apple II, the first personal computer with color graphics, is demonstrated

Ward Christensen writes the programme "MODEM" allowing two microcomputers to exchange files with each other over a phone line



The first magnetic tape is developed in the US



Over half a million computers are in use in the United States.



IBM hires Paul Allen and Bill Gates to create an operating system for a new PC. They buy the rights to a simple operating system manufactured by Seattle Computer Products and use it as a template to develop DOS.



MS-DOS Computer Operating System increases its success



SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) is introduced



More than 10 million computers are in use in the United States

Domain Name System (DNS) pioneered by Jon Postel, Paul Mockapetris and Craig Partridge. Seven 'top-level' domain names are initially introduced: edu, com, gov, mil, net, org and int.

Microsoft Windows introduced eliminating the need for a user to have to type each command, like MS-DOS, by using a mouse to navigate through drop-down menus, tabs and icons



William Gibson coins the word cyberspace when he publishes Neuromancer



More than 30 million computers are in use in the United States.



Over 45 million PCs are in use in the United States.



The Internet, World Wide Web & Tim Berners-Lee
Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau propose a 'hypertext' system starting the modern Internet



The World Wide Web: The World Wide Web is launched to the public on August 6, 1991



At the beginning of the year only 50 World Wide Web servers are known to exist



The World Wide Web Consortium is founded by Tim Berners-Lee to help with the development of common protocols for the evolution of the World Wide Web

YAHOO is created in April, 1994.



Java is introduced is founded by Jeff Bezos

EBay is founded by Pierre Omidyar

Hotmail is started by Jack Smith and Sabeer Bhatia.



WebTV is introduced



Altavista introduces its free online translator Babel Fish

Microsoft acquires Hotmail



Google is founded by Sergey Brin and Larry Page on September 7, 1998

PayPal is founded by Peter Thiel and Max Levchin



Bill Gates introduces the Xbox on January 7th 2001.




Approximately 1 billion PCs been sold

PayPal is acquired by eBay



September 12: eBay acquires Skype



Skype announces that it has over 100 million registered users.

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