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 Network Working Group (NWG) meeting is held.
Bob Propst invents the office cubicle.
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.
New computer products and services introduced in 1968
SHRDLU is created.
Computer companies founded in 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 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 Rand passes away June 3, 1968 (Age: 81)
Chester Carlson passes away September 19, 1968.