[2016] Michael Zuber: Timeline of Computers

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[2016] Michael Zuber: Timeline of Computers

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In France, Joseph Marie Jacquard invents a loom that uses punched wooden cards to automatically weave fabric designs. Early computers would use similar punch cards.

Herman Hollerith designs a punch card system to calculate the 1880 census, accomplishing the task in just three years and saving the government $5 million. He establishes a company that would ultimately become IBM.

John V. Atanasoff designed the first digital electronic computer.

Grace Hopper develops the first computer language, which eventually becomes known as COBOL. Thomas Johnson Watson Jr., son of IBM CEO Thomas Johnson Watson Sr., conceives the IBM 701 EDPM to help the United Nations keep tabs on Korea during the war.

The first 64-bit processor, AMD’s Athlon 64, becomes available to the consumer market.

Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak start Apple Computers on April Fool’s Day and roll out the Apple I, the first computer with a single-circuit board.

Microsoft launches Windows 7, which offers the ability to pin applications to the taskbar and advances in touch and handwriting recognition, among other features.

Microsoft invests $150 million in Apple, which was struggling at the time, ending Apple’s court case against Microsoft in which it alleged that Microsoft copied the “look and feel” of its operating system.

http://www.livescience.com/20718-computer-history.htmlhttp://www.computerhistory.org/timeline/computers/http://www.aes.org/aeshc/docs/recording.technology.history/computer1.html

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