Computer history - 1962

Updated: 04/02/2019 by Computer Hope

Major computer events in 1962

Joseph Licklider

J.C.R. Licklider became the first Director of IPTO and gave his vision of a galactic network (the Internet).

Steve Russell created "SpaceWar!" and released it in February 1962. This game is considered the first game intended for computers.

Other computer events in 1962

Leonard Kleinrock releases his paper talking about packetization.

Paul Baran suggests transmission of data using fixed size message blocks.

New computer products and services introduced in 1962

AT&T places first commercial communications Satellite, the Telstar I into orbit.

Philips invents the compact audio cassette tape.

The NASA rocket, the Mariner II, is equipped with a Motorola transmitter on it's trip to Venus.

Computer companies founded in 1962

Ricoh was founded in 1962.

Sharp was founded in 1962.

Computer pioneers born in 1962

Philippe Kahn

Philippe Kahn was born on March 16, 1962.

Bernd Fix was born on March 19, 1962.

Dan Farmer was born on April 5, 1962.

Rosalind Picard was born on May 17, 1962.

Gabe Newell was born on November 3, 1962.

Phillip Katz was born on November 3, 1962.

Susan Decker was born on November 17, 1962.

Brian Fargo was born on December 15, 1962.

Amy Briggs was born in 1962.

Andy Rubin was born in 1962.

Steve Mann was born in 1962.

Steve McConnell was born in 1962.

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