Computer History - 1972
Major computer events in 1972
First public demo of ARPANET in 1972.
The compact disc is invented in the United States.
Other computer events in 1972
Edsger Dijkstra is awarded the ACM Turing Award.
Norm Abramson' Alohanet connected to ARPANET: packet radio nets.
New computer products and services introduced in 1972
The first video game console called the Magnavox Odyssey was demonstrated on May 24, 1972, and later released by Magnavox and sold for $100.00 USD.
The first scientific pocket calculator the HP-35 is introduced.
The programming language FORTRAN 66 is created.
Whetstone was first released in November 1972.
Computer companies founded in 1972
Roland was founded on April 18, 1972.
Atari was founded on June 28, 1972, by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney.
Cray Research Inc. was founded in 1972.
Oki Data was founded in 1972.
SAP was founded in 1972.
Computer company events in 1972
Syzygy Engineering was renamed to Atari on June 27, 1972.
Computer pioneers born in 1972
Hans Anvin was born on January 12, 1972.
Evan Williams was born on March 31, 1972.
Peter J. Bentley was born on May 16, 1972.
Max Vision was born on July 10, 1972.
Jon Radoff was born on September 17, 1972.
Erik Selberg was born in 1972.
Mark Abene was born in 1972.
Computer pioneer deaths in 1972
Fletcher Jones passed away on November 7, 1972 (Age: 41).