Greatest Achievements: Computers
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Electrical engineer and mathematician Claude Shannon, uses Boolean algebra to establish a working model for digital circuits.
John Atanasoff and Clifford Berry designed the first electronic computer at Iowa State University.
The world's first vacuum-tube programmable logic calculator, the Colossus, is built in Britain for the purpose of breaking Nazis codes.
Alan Turing publishes his paper on the Automatic Computing Engine, based on the principles of of speed and memory.
ENIAC, the first electronic digital computer put into operation.
Grace Murray Hopper developed a program that translates computer instructions from English into machine language.
Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments and Robert Noyce of Fairchild Semiconductor independently develop the integrated circuit (IC).
Digital Equipment Corporation introduces the "compact" PDP-1 for the science and engineering market.
John Kemeny and Thomas Kurtz develop BASIC (Beginners All-Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code) programming language specifically for the school's new timesharing computer system
Xerox Corporation assembles a team of researchers in information and physical sciences in Palo Alto, California with the goal of creating "the architecture of information."
First home computer marketed, called the Altair 8800
Bill Gates and Paul Allen found Microsoft.
Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, who formed the Apple Computer Company, released the Apple II, a desktop personal computer.
William Moggridge of GRiD Systems designed first Laptop computer.
Daniel Bricklin and Bob Frankston lauch the VisiCalc spreadsheet for the Apple II.
IBM introduces the IBM Personal Computer with an Intel 8088 microprocessor and MS-DOS designed by Microsoft.
Apple Computer introduces the Macintosh computer.
Phillips and Sony combine efforts to introduce the CD-ROM, patented in 1970 by James T. Russell.
Microsoft releases Windows 1.0 operating system.
The World Wide Web becomes available to the general public.



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Last Updated:
December 28, 2013
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