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PC MOMENTS - See the LITE version of the PC Pioneers - it's called PC Moments.It shows a selection of the top 100 PC moments that brought us the PC and Net as we know these today.

It also highlights the top 400 PC pioneers that had those moments!

It’s here!

sites: thePCpioneers - thePCstorywikiPCpedia - BobDenton.co.uk

books: The PC Pioneers - 100 PC Moments - Still Water - Gene Genie - 1492 and all that!

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Here you can find a detailed chronological list of all those events that contributed to the ongoing evolution of the PC and the Net - click on the emboldened dates at the top of each section/decade to see the listings for that period.

Or use the links provided by the list in each table below to go directly to that story.

Do also see thePCpioneers' day which shows you at a glance what happened this week in the progress of the PC and Net development and also directs you to the full story.

from BCE to 1949:  Tally sticks - numbers - the zero - abacus - mechanical calculators - Jacquard loom - Charles Babbage - typewriters - telegraph - Hollerith - tabulating machines - phonograph - cash registers - ad-listers - comptometersvacuum tubes - the word robot - encryption systems - teletype - voice synthesis - Link trainer - drum memory - Alan Turing - Claude Shannon - Howard Aiken - xerography - Zuse Z1 - Hewlett Packard - ABC computer - Bletchley Park - Bell Labs Complex Number Calculator - Manhattan Project - Heath Robinson computer - Colossus computer - ENIAC - Harvard Mark 1 - Vannevar Bush - EDVAC - Turing's ACE - MIPT founded - EDSAC - Williams-Kilburn Tube - Tech Model Railway Club - SRI founded - BINAC - Bell Labs transistor - IBM SSEC - transistron - robotic tortoises - MITI - Manchester Baby - IBM and BTM renegotiation - magnetic core memory
1950 - 1959:  UNIVAC - Pilot ACE - Joh Kenzo - MESM - Ferranti Mark I - Whirlwind - Leo Computers - Groupe Bull - CUBA - IBM 701 - IAS - ILLIAC - A-0 compiler - OXO game - Japan's TAC computer - Strela computer - Bell's silicon transistor - Mark 1 Autocode - Ferranti Mercury - Turing's suicide - Regency TR1 transistor radio - Fujitsu Facom 100 - Parametron - industrial robots - SAGE - accidental doping of silicon - IBM SHARE - TX-0 - Fujic computer - MICR - ERMA - AI - Shockley Semiconductors - FORTRAN - IBM AN/FSQ-7 - Metrovick 950 - MUSE - CDC - Sputnik - ARPA - DEC - ERNIE - computer music - chess - IC - Tennis for two - LISP - TX-2 - Setun computer - ATLAS - URAL-1 - Heathkit EC-1 - Marconi TAC - Mouse-in-the-Maze - Tic-Tac-Toe - Xerox 914

1960 - 1969:  ALGOL - first modem - IBM 7030 aka Stretch - IBM AN/FSQ-32 solid-state computer - Joseph Licklider's man-computer symbiosis - RS-232 standard - SABRE - Sinclair Radionics - SDS - Minivac 601 computer kit - CTSS - IBM SPREAD - IBM Selectric - LINC, Laboratory Instrument Computer -  IBM 704 'Daisy Daisy' - Spacewar! - packet-switching - Augmentation Research Center - JPL's Retrieve database - informatique - T-Square - Sketchpad - Project MACMouse - Rancho robotic arm - IBM System/360 - Dartmouth BASIC - Project Genie - CDC 6600 the first supercomputer - DEC PDP-8 - Moore's Law - MULTICS - hypertext - ARC's NLS - HAL-4096 computer kit - Baer's Brown Box - pocket calculators - ARPANET defined - bubble memory - Periscope arcade game - LOGO - Intel - first use of term 'personal computer' - Mother of all demos - relational databases - Papert robotic turtles - UNIX - word processing term first used

1970 - 1979:  Xerox PARC - MPUs - floppy drives - dot matrix printers - DEC PDP-11 - Kenbak-1 - PROM - DRAM - Menehune - Colossal Cave - FTP - NRI-832 computercalculator-on-a-chip - Intel 4004 - Project Gutenberg - Xerox Laser Printer - first email - Cream Soda computer - Magnavox Odyssey - Pong - Xerox Alto - DynabookSinclair Executive - Smalltalk - Winchester drive - Ethernet - Cyclades - Elbrus 1 - CP/M - Community Memory Project - Wabot-1 robot - Altair 8800 - Motorola 6800 - BSD UNIX - Traf-o-data - Cambridge ring - TinyBASIC - Xerox Gypsy - Microsoft - MOS 6502 - KIM-1 - Byte magazine - IMSAI 8800 - SOL-20 - Cray-1 - Apple 1 - Apple II - CBM PET 2001 - TRS-80 - US Robotics - ink-jet printers - Pac-Man - Flight Simulator - TeX - Sinclair MK14 computer kit - Xerox Star - first spam message - Space Invaders - Acorn Computers - WordStar - VisiCalc - 3Com - TI 99/4 - Vulcan database - Atari 400 and 800 - Acorn System 1 - The Source - Mattel Intellivision - USENET
 1980 - 1989:  Sinclair ZX-80 - Acorn Atom - Project Chess - Apple IPO - QDOS - VLSI - Psion - flash memory - IBM Displaywrite - Donkey Kong - CERN Enquire - Commodore VIC-20 - Sharp MZ-80B - first US software patent - Microsoft buys 86-DOS and converts it to MS-DOS - IBM PC launched - BBC Micro - Frogger - Hayes Smartmodem - MITI commences fifth-generation project - Geometry Engine - Micronet 800 - Commodore 64 - Franklin Apple clones - Sun Microsystems - Compaq Computer - Sinclair ZX Spectrum - GRiD Compass - Lotus Development - Electronic Arts - WordPerfect - Fujitsu FM-7 - Apple Snow White design - Context MBA - Hero 1 robot - Morphing - Norton anti-virus - the Internet - Apple Lisa - Lotus 1-2-3 - Oric 1 - IBM PC-XT - MSX - ACT Apricot - Apple Mac - Sinclair QL - Aldus - Quarterdeck DESQ - Amiga Lorraine - DRI GEM - Aldus PageMaker - MSN - NeXT - Microsoft Windows - Honda E-Series robots - IBM PS/2 - Excel - Tetris - Macromedia - Quark - Nintendo Game Boy - html - World Wide Web
1990 - 1999:  Microsoft Office - Photoshop - ASUS - Gilbert Hyatt MPU patent - Filemaker - Nintendo Super NES - CorelDRAW - Archie browser - CD-R - SQL Server - Linux - VisualBASIC - Apple PowerBook - Quicken - Microsoft Access - Hyperion database - Viola browser - Personal Digital Assistants - Prodigy - Intel Pentium - Adobe Acrobat - Doom - GPS - MP3 - Digital Book v1 - Yahoo! - Netscape Communications - Palm Graffiti and Palm Pilot - Sony PlayStation - Opera web browser - WikiWikiWeb - Java language - Windows 95 - FrontPage - Amazon.com - Novell - VOIP - Internet Explorer - Google - Flash - Hotmail - eBay - Sony VAIO - Tamagotchi - IBM's Deep Blue beats Kasparov - Apple Newton - Macromedia Dreamweaver - Macromedia Fireworks - Apple iMac - XML - Apple Final Cut Pro - Sony Aibo dog robot - Napster - Apple iBook - Red Hat - Blogger.com - Blackberry
 2000 - 2009:  Microsoft Pocket PC - Baidu - Sony PlayStation 2 - Freenet - PayPal - SoftBook - Google AdWords - CaptchaHonda's Asimo robot - Apple iPod - Microsoft XboxApple Titanium PowerBook G4 - Wikipedia - Compaq iPaq - Apple Mac OS X - Kazaa - Plaxo - HarvardConnection - SafariKeyhole Inc's Earth Viewer - Picasa - Apple iTunes store - LinkedIn - MySpace - Skype - Adobe Creative Suite - Call of Duty - Where 2/Google Maps - Facebook - Flickr - Hi5 - Nintendo DS - Nintendogs - Mozilla - Lenovo acquires IBM PC business - Android - Twitter - eBooks - Apple iPhone - Nintendo Wii - ePub - Amazon Kindle - Apple MacBook Air
 2010 - 2019:  Apple iPad - Tweets from space - Microsoft Office 2010 with cloud computing - Barnes & Noble colour Nook eReader - Amazon Kindle 3 - Windows Phone 7 - NASA's Robonaut - Sony PlayStation Move - Xbox 360 Kinect interface

There is also a keepsake book - more on the author or on the book

Each event has been researched carefully but if you should see an error, or can provide a more detailed date or perhaps wish to propose other events for inclusion then please do let us know.  Here we provide prompts to some of the more significant events of each decade.

Enjoy your journey!

Do note the three links at the bottom of each page to assist you moving between sites.