Information Technology Timeline

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Information Technology Timeline

1975 First affordable home computer.Were a class of microcomputers (almost all 8-bit) entering the market in 1977, and becoming common during the 1980s. They were marketed to consumersas affordable and accessible computers that, for the first time, were intended for the use of a single nontechnical user.

2010 Technology becomes fully integrated into our daily lives. We live more fully in a digital world

1973 First computer with graphical user interface, keyboard and mouse understood as the use of graphic icons and a pointing device to control a computer, covers a five-decade span of incremental refinements, built on some constant core principles.

1994 web surfing beginsTim Berners-Lee developed both the first web server, and the first web browser -WorldWideWeb , later renamed Nexus. Many others were soon developed, with Marc Andreessen's 1993 Mosaic (later Netscape), being particularly easy to use and install, and often credited with sparking the internet boom of the 1990s. Today, the major web browsers are Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera, and Safari.

1839 First electronic computer for routine usewas the first electronic general purposecomputer. It was Turing-complete, digital, and capable of being reprogrammed to solve "a large class ofnumerical problems."

1983 global internet createdIn January, the ARPANET standardizes on the TCP/IP protocols adopted by the Department of Defense (DOD). The Defense Communications Agency decides to split the network into a public ‘ARPANET’ and a classified ‘MILNET, ‘ with only 45 hosts remaining on the ARPANET.

The Evolution of Modern Technology

Information Technology Timeline

1821 The first computer is inventedBabbage is credited with inventing the first mechanical computer that eventually led to more complex designs. His varied work in other fields has led him to be described as "pre-eminent" among the many polymaths of his century.

500 BCThe Abacus calculatorIs a calculating tool that was in use centuries before the adoption of the written modern numeral system and is still widely used by merchants

What isI.T?

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