We are now in the 70s! Let's dive into some of the innovations from this decade:
- 1970: Amdahl, started by Gene Amdahl who created the IBM System/360,
introduced the Amdahl 470. The Pascal programming language is created by
Professor Niklaus Wirth.
- 1971: The ILLIAC IV supercomputer is delivered to NASA. It used Fairchild's
Processor Element Memory (PEM) which stored 16,834 bytes in each of it's 64
processors. Xerox PARC invented the laser printer.
- 1972: The C programming language is released.
- 1974: The Xerox PARC Alto is introduced, which featured the first WYSIWYG
editor. The Alto is what inspired Apple's Lisa and Macintosh.
- 1975: Altair 8800 kit appeared in Popular Electronics. Tandem computers
released the Tandem-16.
- 1976: The Cray-1 supercomputer is introduced. This machine featured a novel
design with seating on the outside of the computer. Steve Wozniak completed
- 1977: Apple II is introduced. Atari launched the Video Computer System game
- 1978: Digital Equipment Corporation introduced the VAX line of computers. The
success of the VAX systems made DEC into the second largest computer company
in the world.
- 1979: Atari introduced their Model 400 and 800 computers.
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Tomorrow we will dive into the 60s!
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