Inventions in Computers

John Vincent Atanasoff (October 4, 1903 – June 15, 1995) was the inventor of the computer.

Charles Babbage (26 December 1791 – 18 October 1871) was a mathematician, philosopher, inventor, and mechanical engineer, Babbage is best remembered for originating the concept of a programmable computer so is considered as the father of the computer.

Alan Mathison Turing (23 June 1912 – 7 June 1954) was a British pioneering computer scientist, mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher, mathematical biologist, and marathon and ultra distance runner. He was highly influential in the development of computer science, providing a formalisation of the concepts of “algorithm” and “computation” with the Turing machine, which can be considered a model of a general purpose computer. Turing is widely considered to be the father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence.

Some important Discoveries in Computers

DiscovererYearDiscovery
Abacus2400 BCCalculator
Pingala300 BCBinary Numbers
Heron of Alexandria60 ADMachine taking instructions
Johannes Gutenberg1440Letterpress Printing
Da Vinci1492Flying Machines, Mechanical Calculator
Blaise Pascal1642Pascaline (mechanical adding machine)
Charles Babbage1822Analytical Engine
Samuel Morse1835Morse Code
Richard March Hoe1843Rotary Printing Press
Alexander Graham Bell, Antonio Meucci1854Telephone
Christopher Latham Sholes, Samuel W. Soule, Carlos Glidden, John Pratt1873Typewriter with QWERTY Keyboard
Robert Barclay1875Rotary Offset Lithographic Printing Press
Guglielmo Marconi1895Radio Signals
Samuel Simon1907Screen Printing
Charles Ranlett FlintJun 16th, 1911IBM
Philo Farnsworth, Charles Francis Jenkins, John Logie BairdSeptember 7, 1927Television
John Vincent Atanasoff1930Electronic Digital Computer
Alan Turning1937Theoretical Computing Machine
William Hewellet, David Packard1939Hewlett Packard
Alan Turning1943Code Breaking Machine – Colossus
Claude Shannon1949Chess Playing Machine
Hideo Yamachito1950Electronic Computer
Dr. Grace Hopper1953Compiler
George Devol1954Robot (Ultimate)
John McCarthy, Alan Turing, Marvin Minsky, Allen Newell, Herbert A. Simon1955Artificial Intelligence
IBM1964Word Processor
Intel1970RAM Chip, Microprocessor, Intel 4004
Douglas Engelbart, Bill English (1960’s)Nov 17, 1970Computer Mouse
Ray Tomlinson1971Email
Norman Abramson1971Wireless Local Area Network
Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie, Brian Kernighan, Douglas McIlroy, Joe Ossanna3rd Nov 1971Unix Operating System
Atari1972Pong (first commercial video game)
Dennis Ritchie1972C Programming Language
Jack Nilles1973Telecommuting
Martin CooperApril 3, 1973Mobile Phone (Motorola)
Gerald Anderson “Jerry” Lawson1975Video Game
Paul Allen, Bill Gates1975Microsoft
Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs1976Apple Computers
Robert Metcalfe1977Ethernet
Robert Kahn, Vinton Cerf1978Transmission Control Protocol and Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
John Warnock, Charles GeschkeDec, 1982Adobe Systems Incorporated
John Walker, Dan Drake1982Autodesk
Paul Brainerd, Jeremy Jaech, Mike Templeman, Dave Walter, Mark SundstromFeb, 1984Aldus
Patrick Nichols1985Corel Corporation
Shyam Sunder Goenka, Bharat Goenka1986Tally
Fujio Masuoka1988Flash Memory
Tim Berners-Lee, Robert CailliauAug 6th, 1991World Wide Web
Tim Berners-Lee1991HTML
Guido van Rossum1991Python (Programming Language)
Linus Torvalds17th Sept 1991Linux
Sun MicrosystemsJune 1992Sun Solaris
Nathaniel Borenstein14th June, 1905Email Attachment
Dr. O’Sullivan, Terence Percival, Graham Daniels, Diet Ostry, John Deane1992Wi-Fi
Rasmus Lerdorf (Zend Technologies)1994PHP
Jerry Yang, David FiloMar 2, 1995Yahoo
James GoslingMay 23, 1995Java
MySQL AB (Oracle Corporation)May 23, 1995MySQL
Jack Smith, Sabeer Bhatia1995Hotmail
Microsoft1995Internet Explorer Browser
Brendan EichDec 4, 1995Javascript
Håkon Wium Lie; Bert BosDec 17, 1996CSS
Yahoo1997Yahoo Mail
Sergey Brin, Larry Page1998Google
Matt Mullenweg, Mike LittleMay 27, 2003WordPress
Paul BuchheitApr 1, 2004Gmail
Linus Torvalds2005Git
jQuery TeamAug 26, 2006jQuery
Google2008Chrome Browser
10gen software companyFeb 11, 2009MongoDB
Ryan Dahl2009Node.js
Isaac Z. Schlueter2010npm
TJ HolowaychukNov 16, 2010express JS
Apple2010iPad
Mark Otto, Jacob ThorntonAug 2011BootStrap
MicrosoftJul 29, 2015Edge Browser

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