for a time line on communications from carrier pidgeon to the web. Lots
of useless info.
1876 Bell demonstrates Telephone
1879 Phones installed in Wall Street trading houses
1929 First transcontinental phone calling without an operator
If you showed Neil Armstrong an LCD watch in 1969 when he walked on the
moon, he would not know how it worked. LCD technology was introduced in
1946 ENIAC programmable computer has 18,000 vacuum tubes.
Grace Hopper coins term "computer bug" when a moth get stuck in between
tubes. Hopper goes on to be Navy Admiral running their computer
1958 Texas instruments demonstrates first integrated curcuit
1961 First commerical IC chips
1964 first computer with integrated circuits
1964 BASIC language developed at Dartmouth college
Up to 1979 just under one million computers had been built.
In 1980 Comodore Computer built 1 million computers.
1970 Intel creates first microprocessor "chip" 4004
etc. Good Luck MLR
> I am doing research for a timeline for our website. I am looking for
> specific facts such as:
> -How many TVs/Radios/Computers were in households from their initial
> introduction vs the number in households five years later, ten years,
> fifteen years, etc...
> -*Technology firsts* that impact the consumer market...
> -When the first commercial aired on WEAF
> -or any 'little known' facts about each technology
> I haven't found any great websites yet, does anybody have any ideas on
> where i should look or who I can contact?
> Thank you,
> Noah Minnick
> Office Manager
> Viewing Race
> A project of National Video Resources
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> New York, NY 10012
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