Computer History - 1968

Updated: 08/08/2017 by Computer Hope

Major computer events in 1968

Douglas EngelbartDouglas Engelbart publicly demonstrates Hypertext on the NLS on December 9, 1968 in the mother of all demo's.

UCLA is selected to be the first node on the Internet as we know it today.

Other computer events in 1968

Hewlett Packard began marketing the first mass-marketed PC and the worlds first desktop computer, the HP 9100A.

The first Network Working Group (NWG) meeting is held.

Bob Propst invents the office cubicle.

Larry Roberts publishes ARPANET program plan on June 3, 1968.

On June 4, 1968 Dr. Robert Dennard at the IBM T.J. Watson Research center is granted U.S. patent #3,387,286 describing a one-transistor DRAM cell. DRAM will later replace magnetic core memory in computers.

First RFP for a network goes out.

Seiko markets a miniature printer for use with calculators.

Sony invents Trinitron.

New computer products and services introduced in 1968

SHRDLU is created.

Computer companies founded in 1968

Intel Corporation is founded by Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore on July 18, 1968.

NMB is founded in September 1968.

American Television and Communications (ATC) that later became Time Warner Cable is founded.

Amstrad is founded.

In 1968 the International Computers and Tabulators company merged with English Electric Computers to form International Computers Limited (ICL).

Computer related movies released in 1968

The movie "2001: A Space Odyssey" is released.

Computer pioneers born in 1968

Susan WojcickiSusan Wojcicki is born July 5, 1968

Larry Sanger is born July 16, 1968

Alan Cox is born July 22, 1968

Phillip Rosedale is born September 29, 1968

Jerry Yang is born November 6, 1968

Rasmus Lerdorf is born November 22, 1968

Andreas Raab is born November 24, 1968

Sabeer Bhatia is born December 30, 1968

Mike McCue is born in 1968

Theodore Ts'o is born in 1968

Computer pioneer deaths in 1968

James RandJames Rand passes away June 3, 1968 (Age: 81)

Chester Carlson passes away September 19, 1968.

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