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)
Andries van Dam and Ted Nelson coin the term "hypertext"
E-mail was invented by Ray Tomlinson
The minicomputer Xerox Alto (1973) was a landmark step in the development of personal computers
IBM develops SEQUEL (Structured English Query Language ) now known as SQL
Altair produces the first portable computer
Apple Computers was founded Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs
Apple Computer’s Apple II, the first personal computer with color graphics, is demonstrated
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
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
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
Java is introduced
WebTV is introduced
Altavista introduces its free online translator Babel Fish
Google is founded by Sergey Brin and Larry Page on September 7, 1998
Bill Gates introduces the Xbox on January 7th 2001.
Approximately 1 billion PCs been sold
September 12: eBay acquires Skype
Skype announces that it has over 100 million registered users.
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