Computer History - 1960
Major computer events in 1960
The 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 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.
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
ALGOL60 is released.
Computer companies founded in 1960
IFIP is founded.
Computer pioneers born in 1960
Will 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)