Computer history - 1968

Updated: 10/18/2022 by Computer Hope

Major computer events in 1968

Douglas Engelbart

Douglas Engelbart publicly demonstrated 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 NWG (Network Working Group) meeting is held.

Bob Propst invents the office cubicle.

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

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.

Sony invented Trinitron in 1968.

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.

RAM, as we know it today, as solid-state memory, was first invented in 1968 by Robert Dennard.

The concept of a digital projector we know today was first developed in 1968 by created by Gene Dolgoff in 1968.

Computer companies founded in 1968

Intel Corporation was founded by Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore on July 18, 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

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

James Rand passed away on June 3, 1968 (Age: 81).

Chester Carlson passed away on September 19, 1968 (Age: 62).

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