Friday, 18 October 2019
1968 Video game console was invented by Ralph H. Baer
1968 Alfred Y. Cho and John R. Arthur, Jr invent a precise way of making single crystals called molecular beam epitaxy (MBE)
1969 ARPANET was invented by United States Department of Defense
1969 World's first solar power station opened in France
1969 Long before computers become portable, Alan Kay imagines building an electronic book, which he nicknames the Dynabook
1969 Willard S. Boyle and George E. Smith invent the CCD (charge-coupled device): the light-sensitive chip used in digital cameras, webcams, and other modern optical equipment
1969 Astronauts walk on the Moon
1969 The Internet
1970 floppy disk
1971 e-mail was invented by Ray Tomlinson
1971 liquid Crystal Display was invented by James Fergason
1971 Pocket calculator was invented by Sharp Corporation
1971 floppy Disk was invented by David Noble with IBM
1971 Electronic ink is pioneered by Nick Sheridon at Xerox PARC
1971 ted Hoff builds the first single-chip computer or microprocessor.
1971 pocket calculator
1972 Compact disk
1973 ethernet was invented by Bob Metcalfe and David Boggs
1973 personal computer was invented by Xerox PARC
1973 martin Cooper develops the first handheld cellphone (mobile phone).
1973 robert Metcalfe figures out a simple way of linking computers together that he names Ethernet. Most computers hooked up to the Internet now use it.
1974 First grocery-store purchase of an item coded with a barcode
1975 Whitfield Diffie and Martin Hellman invent public-key cryptography
1975 pico Electronics develops X-10 home automation system.
1975 desktop computer
1976 Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs launch the Apple I: one of the world's first personal home computers
1976 Apple computer
1979 Sony Walkman
1980 Post-It Notes
1980 japanese electrical pioneer Akio Morita develops the Sony Walkman, the first truly portable player for recorded music.
1981 stung by Apple's success, IBM releases its own affordable personal computer (PC).
1981 the Space Shuttle makes its maiden voyage.
1981 Patricia Bath develops laser eye surgery for removing cataracts
1981 IBM Personal computer