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2004

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Computer Timeline
1953
1956
1950
1944
1956
MIT built the TX-0 which was the first general use computer. It was also programmable and demonstrated that it could show movies, play tic-tac-toe, and it showed a mouse in a maze.
1950
In the year 1950, Engineering Research Associates of Minneapolis created the ERA 1101 which was the first commercially produced computer. It could store as many as 400 words and retrieve them in less than a second.
1970
1977
1984
1981
1965
1959
1977
When the Apple II was created it was a huge success. It was able to play games, it was the first personal computer that many used, and influenced IBM to make the IBM PC.
2004
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2005 - 2006
2001
2001
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1993
The number of U.S. homes with one or more personal computers increased by 16% in 1993 to about 38 million households.
2007
2011
2013
2007

Apple introduces the iPhone in June revolutionizing the mobile phone industry. More than 74 million iPhone were sold in the next 4.5 years.


1944 "The Colossus"
The Colossus was the first electronic computer. It's purpose was to decipher the the German encryption during World War II. It succeeded in it's goal and showed how computers could be used in the world.
1953
IBM shipped an electronic computer, the 701. It was mostly sold to research labs, aircraft companies, and the federal government.
1959
When the IBM 7000 was created, it added even more innovation and changes to the computer, adding in new technology and transistorized computer.
1964
Digital Equipment Corp. introduced the PDP-8, which was the worlds first successful mini computer.
1970
The Kenbak-1, was the first personal computer and it was created by John V. Blankenbaker.
1984
The Apple Macintosh Computer was released in 1984 and was the most affordable computer of it's time and was much less expensive than the Apple Lisa. Due it's creation, more households had a computer than before.
2011
75% of households use
computers in their home
1985 - 1986
Microsoft releases Windows 1.0 in is initially sold for $100.

CD-ROMs is released with the ability to store 270,000 papers of text on a single disk.

The first IBM PC virus called "Brain".
1981
IBM released the IBM PC which had a huge impact on future computers. If it weren't for the IBM PC then it is possible that we wouldn't have the huge variety of computers that we have today.
2001

Apple released the iPod, which became the most popular MP3 player in history. This, plus opening the iTunes Store to distribute music content, lead to a huge change in the music industry.
2005- 2006

YouTube, the first video sharing site came online

Twitter, the micro blogging site opened with 140 characters maximum per message.

iTunes downloaded its billionth file in May of 2006.
1999
Many predict total a computer system collapse because of the Y2K bug (the inability of older computers to distinguish between the year 1900 and the year 2000). No problems are encountered in the New Year, but fears lead to major system upgrades throughout the global corporate environment.
2000
Sixty percent of U.S. households own at least one computer.

The LoveBug worm/virus infects 2.5 million PCs and causes $8.7 billion in damage.
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