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  Computer History Museum - Timeline of Computer History
WHAT THE TIMELINE IS This timeline explores the history of computing from 1939 to 1994.
Across the top of this and every timeline is a graphic with the years from 1939 to 1994 displayed as well as seven topical areas.
The timeline can either be browsed using the links above (and appropriate Previous/Next and More links on each page) or searched for specific events.
www.computerhistory.org /timeline   (145 words)

  
 How advances in technology may reshape humanity an illustrated speculative timeline of future technology and social ...
The timeline offers a general outline of our possible future history, and is somewhat conservative and circumscribed in what it offers the reader.
The timeline is meant to be the 'harder' (or more factual/credible) of the two works, in terms of science and predictions.
Perspectives helps illustrate some of the possibilities implied by the timeline, as well as how certain select personalities of various periods might perceive (and exploit or respond to) their circumstances.
www.jrmooneyham.com /future_history_timeline.html   (905 words)

  
  A Brief History of Computing - Complete Timeline
Computers built between 1959 and 1964 are often regarded as 'Second Generation' computers, based on transistors and printed circuits - resulting in much smaller computers.
Computers built between 1964 and 1972 are often regarded as 'Third Generation' computers, they are based on the first integrated circuits - creating even smaller machines.
Computers built after 1972 are often called 'fourth generation' computers, based on LSI (Large Scale Integration) of circuits (such as microprocessors) - typically 500 or more components on a chip.
www.ox.compsoc.net /~swhite/history/timeline.html   (13045 words)

  
  A Brief History of Computing - Complete Timeline
Computers built between 1959 and 1964 are often regarded as 'Second Generation' computers, based on transistors and printed circuits - resulting in much smaller computers.
Computers built after 1972 are often called 'fourth generation' computers, based on LSI (Large Scale Integration) of circuits (such as microprocessors) - typically 500 or more components on a chip.
IBM therefore started work on their own P.C. This computer had to be a state-of-the-art machine in order to compete, but had to be produced very quickly due to the amazing growth of competitors.
trillian.randomstuff.org.uk /~stephen/history/timeline.html   (13045 words)

  
 History of computing - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
The history of computing is longer than the history of computing hardware and modern computing technology and includes the history of methods intended for pen and paper or for chalk and slate, with or without the aid of tables.
During this period, the representation of a calculation on paper actually allowed calculation of mathematical expressions, and the tabulation of mathematical functions such as the square root and the common logarithm (for use in multiplication and division) and the trigonometric functions.
By the time of Isaac Newton's researches, paper or vellum was an important computing resource, and even in our present time, researchers like Enrico Fermi would cover random scraps of paper with calculation, to satisfy their innate curiosity about an equation.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/h/i/s/History_of_computing.html   (732 words)

  
 History of Computing Chronology - time line main page
Computers will be produced by the millions each year and becoming smaller then a human finger nail.
In this era the first computing machines are constructed, the first fully functional mechanical calculators are put on the market.
Pre Historic Era starts at 300.000 BC The prehistory in computing is characterized by simple methods of numbering, the invention of numerical systems and the birth of mathematics and calculus.
www.thocp.net /timeline/timeline.htm   (198 words)

  
 Timeline of computing 1980-1989: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This article presents a detailed timeline of events in the history of computing from 1980 to 1989.
This computer is used by Digital Research as the development platform for the CP/M-86 operating system.
The first personal computer with a graphical user interface, its development was central in the move to such systems for personal computers.
www.encyclopedian.com /co/Computing-timeline-1980-1989.html   (3423 words)

  
 Computing in Instructional Process
Twenty-nine percent of the faculty surveyed used the computer in a course.
Seventy-three percent of the student body is enrolled in a course that uses computing (there are 184 such courses).
Students categorize the use of computing in courses as "integral" to the course and feel that it "quantitatively" improves the course.
www.dartmouth.edu /comp/about/history/timeline/1970s/75/courses.html   (162 words)

  
 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Timeline of computing
This article presents a detailed timeline of events in the history of computing.
For a narrative explaining the overall developments, see the related History of computing.
An excellent Computer history site; the above is a modified version of his timeline, used with permission.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/ti/Timeline_of_computing   (95 words)

  
 Timeline of computing 750 BC-1949 - Definition, explanation
This article presents a detailed timeline of events in the history of computing from 750 BC until 1949.
Leibniz most important contribution to the computing era, however, was the binary number system which is used in all modern machines.
The Manchester Mark I final specification is completed; this machine notably being the first computer to use the equivalent of base/index registers, a feature not entering common computer architecture until the second generation around 1955.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/t/ti/timeline_of_computing_750_bc_1949.php   (3976 words)

  
 Computing at Columbia Timeline
Computers and networks are now well established in the daily lives of vast numbers of people in the wealthier nations, and certainly at Columbia University.
Even though IBM 7000 series computers were to be the mainstay of Columbia computing for the next several years, the handwriting was on the wall; their capacity would soon be overwhelmed by increasing demand.
This was to be the locus for computer science instruction and research until the establishment of a separate Computer Science Department in 1979.
www.dgatx.com /computing/people/Frank-da-Cruz/pubs/2003/CCT/archive.html   (13682 words)

  
 Timeline Index - People, Periods, Places, Events...
A timeline of the dates stated or implied in the Bible.
Traces the evolution of computing and computer technology...
Timeline from 3500 BC : Semitic clans in the Arabian peninsula, responding to pressures of over population in a region with limited resources, began migrating northward o...
www.timelineindex.com /content/search.php?s=4500BC   (350 words)

  
 Timeline of computing
For a narrative explaining the overall developments, see the related History of computing.
Stephen White: A Brief History of Computing, http://ox.compsoc.net/~swhite/history.html.
History of computing hardware (1960s-present) - third generation and later
www.xasa.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/t/ti/timeline_of_computing.html   (114 words)

  
 Timeline. Large seller of LCDs (liquid crystal displays) and other electronic overstocks and excess inventory.
Timeline is one of the largest and most diverse buyers and sellers of closeouts, overstocks and excess inventories in the nation.
From such things as liquid crystal displays and industrial single board computers to laser diodes, RF modems and GPS receivers.
Timeline sells mostly peripheral items or parts to computers and electronic parts above the component level.
www.timeline-inc.com   (324 words)

  
 IFIP History of Computing Report
The following chronology is a compilation of historical computing events that have been taken from a variety of sources.
Timeline of Computing History, IEEE Computer (1996 October)
Timeline "100 years of computer science on the head of a pin," PWS Publishing (1997)
cs.hofstra.edu /Computer-History/oldFiles/report_links.html   (271 words)

  
 Chronology of Personal Computers
This document is an attempt to bring various published sources together to present a timeline about Personal Computers.
The first transistorized computer is completed, the TX-O (Transistorized Experimental computer), at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
It is the first commercial computer equipped with a keyboard and monitor.
www.islandnet.com /~kpolsson/comphist   (1075 words)

  
 AT&T: AT&T Labs: AT&T Labs - Innovation - Technology Timeline - Quantum Computing
Traditional computing is based on bits which present just one of two possibilities such as 0 or 1, or yes or no.
The goal of Quantum Computing is to incorporate this notion of an array of possibilities into computing.
A working Quantum Computing model will dramatically increase the speed of information processing and will be a catalyst for a wave of breakthroughs in a wide range of fields.
www.corp.att.com /attlabs/reputation/timeline/99quantum.html   (169 words)

  
 A Brief Timeline in the History of Computers
This brief timeline of computing skims key events in the creation and invention of computing tools and ideas.
The teleprinter is not a computer but connects with and displays interactions with the computer.
What formerly required many computer chips with connecting wires for the arithmetic, logic and control components, was now on one chip, significantly reducing the complexity and cost of manufacturing the heart of a computer.
www.ceap.wcu.edu /Houghton/EDELCompEduc/Ch1/historykeylist.html   (2645 words)

  
 Computing at Columbia Timeline
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is born at a meeting of sixty computer enthusiasts at Columbia University's Havemeyer Hall [57].
Even though IBM 7000 series computers were to be the mainstay of Columbia computing for the next several years, the handwriting was on the wall; their capacity would soon be overwhelmed by increasing demand.
This was to be the locus for computer science instruction and research until the establishment of a separate Computer Science Department in 1979.
www.columbia.edu /acis/history   (14463 words)

  
 Timeline of computing 500 BC-1949 - Education - Information - Educational Resources - Encyclopedia - Music
This article presents a detailed timeline of events in the history of computing from 500BC until 1949.
A Brief History of Computing, by Stephen White.
An excellent computer history site; the present article is a modified version of his timeline, used with permission.
www.music.us /education/T/Timeline-of-computing-500-BC-1949.htm   (303 words)

  
 THE HISTORY OF COMPUTING
This collection of materials relating to the history of computing is provided courtesy of the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech, and is sponsored in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation (CDA-9312611).
This WWW page is the initiation of a collection of materials related to the history of computing as collected and written by J.
A collection of materials intended to describe the history of computing to those interested in the 50th Anniversary of Computing in 1996 was used by students at Virginia Tech to develop a Virtual Museum of Computing that you may find very interesting.
ei.cs.vt.edu /~history   (1377 words)

  
 Timeline of computing - Definition, explanation
A detailed timeline on the history of computing including hardware, software, pioneers and references.
A timeline of important events in the history of telecom, computing, and communication.
A timeline of important events in the history of...
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/t/ti/timeline_of_computing.php   (364 words)

  
 Computer History Museum - Exhibits
In the future, we plan to tell the amazing story of the computing revolution with even more exhibits, including an in-depth Timeline of Computing History, theme galleries focused on computing disciplines such as software, networking, storage, input/output, and processors, and a variety of engaging topical exhibits.
Explore computing history's five decade long quest to build a computer that could challenge the best human chess players.
Learn about some of computing history's pioneers recognized by the Computer History Museum for their significant contributions.
computerhistory.org /exhibits   (282 words)

  
 Timeline
Level 9 Computing is founded by the brothers Pete, Nick, and Nick Austin.
Adventure and was disappointed that there was no port of it for the British microcomputers, so he simply wrote his own (long before founding Level 9).
Level 9 Computing release their first four games for various British microcomputers.
proxy.www.lysator.liu.se /adventure/timeline.html   (1023 words)

  
 Computer History Timeline 2002 - Great UK Deals
Computer History Timeline 2002 - Great UK Deals
Timeline: Milestones in CAFOD's development from 1961 to 2003.
computer, the first prototype for the difference engine.
www.findspot.com /computer-history-timeline-2002.htm   (154 words)

  
 ASC: Foundations: History: Timeline
Unfortunately, assembling a linear timeline for cybernetics is not as straightforward as is the case for other disciplines.
This is a timeline developed by David L. Cox, Ph.D. It traces the use of the term "ecosystem" from its introduction in 1935 through the 1990s.
This timeline of computing notes the significance of Wiener's formulation of cybernetics (1948).
www.asc-cybernetics.org /foundations/timeline.htm   (5499 words)

  
 Timeline of computing Summary
Computer science (CS) is the study of computers, including their mathematical properties, design, operation, and use in processing information.
This article presents a detailed timeline of events in the history of computing.
Computing timelines: 2400 BC-1949, 1950-1979, 1980-1989, 1990-present Resources St...
www.bookrags.com /Timeline_of_computing   (108 words)

  
 Computer - Timeline Index
This timeline explores the history of computing from 1945 to 1990.
Chronology of Personal Computers: timeline of events tracing the history of personal computers, from the late 1960s...
Steve Jobs is CEO of Apple, a leader in personal computing devices which he co-founded in 1976, and CEO of Pixar, the Academy-Award-winning computer animation studi...
www.timelineindex.com /content/select/447   (404 words)

  
 Vigay.com : A Brief Timeline of Computing History
ENIAC was completed, and initially thought to be the first functioning digital computer (as Colossus was unknown).
This one with 4Kb of ROM and 4Kb of RAM.
The launch of the Apple Macintosh, which was the first affordable computer to have a GUI.
www.vigay.com /computing/history.html   (500 words)

  
 Timeline - Lifehacker   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Mac OS X only: Freeware application Slife monitors the applications you're using on your Mac, then presents you with a timeline of your computing activity.
As a result, I've always been fascinated with digital timelines as a memory aid and reference: the ones that occur as artifacts of other activities (like our sent email folder and digital photo collection), and the ones we can purposefully construct for historical documentation.
So today I'll go over how to visualize a series of events using the open source dynamic widget called Timeline.
www.lifehacker.com /software/timeline   (267 words)

  
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