Tuesday, 25 September 2012

70's To 90's Technology Timeline

For our first project (Narrative) for year 2, for this project we got The Information Age (70-00).
Group - Gabriel, Le and Me.

Here's a simple Timeline of when technology was released in The Information Age.

  • 1970

The daisy-wheel printer invented.
The floppy disk invented by Alan Shugart.

  • 1971

The dot-matrix printer invented.
The food processor invented.
The liquid-crystal display (LCD) invented by James Fergason.
The microprocessor invented by Faggin, Hoff and Mazor.
VCR or videocassette invented.

  • 1972

The word processor invented.
Pong first video game invented by Nolan Bushnell.
Hacky Sack invented by John Stalberger and Mike Marshall.

  • 1975

The laser printer invented.
The push-through tab on a drink can invented.

  • 1976

The ink-jet printer invented.

  • 1977

Magnetic resonance imaging invented by Raymond V. Damadian.

  • 1978

Dan Bricklin and Bob Frankston invented the VisiCalcspreadsheet.
The artificial heart Jarvik-7 invented by Robert K. Jarvik.

  • 1979

Cell phones invented.
Cray supercomputer invented by Seymour Cray.
Walkman invented.

  • 1981

MS-DOS invented.
The first IBM-PC invented.
The scanning tunneling microscope invented by Gerd Karl Binnig and Heinrich Rohrer.

  • 1983

The Apple Lisa invented.
Soft bifocal contact lens invented.
First Cabbage Patch Kids sold.
Programmer Jaron Lanier first coins the term "virtual reality".

  • 1984

The CD-ROM invented.
The Apple Macintosh invented.

  • 1985

Windows program invented by Microsoft.

  • 1986

A high-temperature super-conductor invented by J. Georg Bednorz and Karl A. Muller.
Synthetic skin invented by G. Gregory Gallico, III.
Fuji introduced the disposable camera.

  • 1987

The first 3-D video game invented.

  • 1988

Digital cellular phones invented.
The RU-486 (abortion pill) invented.
Doppler radar invented by Christian Andreas Doppler.
Prozac invented at the Eli Lilly Company by inventor Ray Fuller.
The first patent for a genetically engineered animal is issued to Harvard University researchers Philip Leder and Timothy Stewart.
Ralph Alessio and Fredrik Olsen received a patent for the Indiglo nightlight. The bluish green light is used to illuminate the entire face of a watch.

  • 1989

High-definition television invented.

  • 1990

The World Wide Web and Internet protocol (HTTP) and WWW language (HTML) created by Tim Berners-Lee.

  • 1991

The digital answering machine invented.

  • 1992

The smart pill invented.

  • 1993

The pentium processor invented.

  • 1995

The Java computer language invented.
DVD (Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) invented.

  • 1996

Web TV invented.

  • 1997

The gas-powered fuel cell invented.

ALL INFORMATION IS FROM - http://inventors.about.com/od/timelines/a/modern_3.htm


  1. This is cool, man. It gives us a clear breakdown of everything. Thanks for making things easier =)

  2. What being in a group is all about! :)