Computer history - 1967

Updated: 07/13/2023 by Computer Hope

Major computer events in 1967

IBM created the first floppy disk in 1967.

Other computer events in 1967

The first CES (Consumer Electronics Show) was held in New York from July 24 to 28, 1967.

Wes Clark suggests a minicomputer for network packet switch.

GPS (Global Positioning System) became available for commercial use.

Simula became the first programming language to use inheritance.

IBM scientists produced the first monolithic integrated germanium circuits to prove formulas for a minimum number of steps with addition, multiplication, and the comparison of numbers.

IBM played a key role in the successful Saturn V test flight, and builds a trillion-bit photo-digital storage system for the Atomic Energy Commission.

New computer products and services introduced in 1967

Donald Davies created the 1-node NPL packet net.

The Logo programming language was developed and became "turtle graphics," a simplified interface useful for teaching children computers.

Ralph Baer created "Chase," the first video game capable of being played on a television.

HES (hypertext editing system) was developed at Brown University.

The ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) standard was published as ASA X3.4-1963, with ten revisions of the standard being published between 1967 and 1986.

IBM announced the IBM System/360 Model 25.

IBM released the Paper Tape "Electric" Composer.

Seligman and Overmier released their paper: Learned Helplessness: Theory and Evidence covering learned helplessness.

IBM introduced the binary synchronous communications, an IBM technique that regulates the speed flow of data characters into transmission lines.

Computer companies founded in 1967

AOC Monitors was established in 1967.

ISACA (Information System Audit and Control Association) was established in 1967.

Computer pioneers born in 1967

Satya Nadella

Satya Nadella was born on January 6, 1967.

Jonathan Ive was born on February 27, 1967.

Sue Gardner was born on May 11, 1967.

Sebastian Thrun was born on May 14, 1967.

Kim Komando was born on July 1, 1967.

Pierre Omidyar was born on June 21, 1967.

Reid Hoffman was born on August 5, 1967.

Jon Tetzchner was born on August 29, 1967.

David Wise was born on September 13, 1967.

Éric Chahi was born on October 21, 1967.

John Romero was born on October 28, 1967.

Mike Morhaime was born on November 3, 1967.

Erik Cassel was born on December 16, 1967.

Brian Reynolds was born in 1967.

Richard Skrenta was born in 1967.

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