Computer History - 1960

Updated: 05/19/2017 by Computer Hope

Major computer events in 1960

Integrated Circuit or ICThe first integrated circuits (IC's) begin being sold for $120.00 and are chosen to be used on the Gemini spacecraft.

Other computer events in 1960

2,000 computers are in use in the United states.

IBM develops the first automatic mass-production facility for transistors in New York.

IBM 1400 series machines, aimed at the business market begin to be distributed.

Psychologist Frank Rosenblatt creates the Mark I Perception, which has an "eye" that can learn to identify its ABCs.

NASA launches TIROS, the first weather satellite into space.

Bob Bemer introduced the backslash.

Hewlett-Packard stock is accepted by the New York Stock Exchange for national and international trading.

Leonard Kleinrock publishes his first paper entitled "Information Flow in Large Communication Nets" is published May 31, 1961.

General Motors puts the first industrial robot to work in a New Jersey factory. The robot is a 4,000 pound Unimate.

P.Z. Ingerman develops a thunk.

New computer products and services introduced in 1960

Physicist Theodore Maiman creates the first laser May 16, 1960.

AT&T introduces the dataphone and the first known MODEM.

RS-232 is introduced by EIA.

ALGOL60 is released.

Digital introduces the PDP-1 the first minicomputer.

Computer companies founded in 1960

IFIP is founded.

Computer pioneers born in 1960

Will WrightWill Wright is born January 20, 1960

Brad Templeton is born April 20, 1960

Jaron Lanier is born May 3, 1960

Mochio Umeda is born August 30, 1960

Reed Hastings is born October 8, 1960

Randy Pausch is born October 23, 1960

Tim Cook is born November 1, 1960

Anders Hejlsberg is born in December of 1960

Computer pioneer deaths in 1960

Samuel Caldwell passes away October 12, 1960 (Age: 56)

Harry Goode passes away October 30, 1960 (Age: 51)

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