Computer history - 1968
Major computer events in 1968
UCLA is selected to be the first node on the Internet as we know it today.
Other computer events in 1968
The first NWG (Network Working Group) meeting is held.
Bob Propst invents the office cubicle.
On June 4, 1968, Dr. Robert Dennard at the IBM T.J. Watson Research center was 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.
MSI (medium-scale integration) chips begin being developed.
Seiko markets a miniature printer for use with calculators.
New computer products and services introduced in 1968
SHRDLU was created in 1968.
The A* algorithm was introduced in 1968.
The MSI chip generation was introduced in 1968.
Computer companies founded in 1968
NMB was founded in September 1968.
The ATC (American Television and Communications) was founded in 1968 and would later become Time Warner Cable.
Amstrad was founded in 1968.
Eizo was founded in 1968.
In 1968, the International Computers and Tabulators company merged with English Electric Computers to form ICL (International Computers Limited).
Computer-related movies released in 1968
The movie "2001: A Space Odyssey" was released in 1968 and introduced HAL 9000 computer to the pop culture.
Computer pioneers born in 1968
Susan Wojcicki was born on July 5, 1968.
Larry Sanger was born on July 16, 1968.
Alan Cox was born on July 22, 1968.
Phillip Rosedale was born on September 29, 1968.
Jerry Yang was born on November 6, 1968.
Rasmus Lerdorf was born on November 22, 1968.
Andreas Raab was born on November 24, 1968.
Sabeer Bhatia was born on December 30, 1968.
Mike McCue was born in 1968.
Theodore Ts'o was born in 1968.
Computer pioneer deaths in 1968
James Rand passed away on June 3, 1968 (Age: 81).
Chester Carlson passed away on September 19, 1968 (Age: 62).