Computer history - 1974
Major computer events in 1974
Altair 8800 kits started going on sale on December 19, 1974.
Other computer events in 1974
John Draper, aka Captain Crunch, discovered a breakfast cereal children's whistle created a 2600 hertz tone. Using this whistle and a blue box, he could successfully get into AT&T's phone network and make free calls anywhere in the world.
Charles Simonyi coins the term WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get).
Donald Sherman, whose speech was limited by a disorder, used a speech prosthesis program designed by John Eulenberg to order the first pizza delivery using a computer on December 4, 1974.
New computer products and services introduced in 1974
The development of the Internet protocol started in 1974.
IBM released the 3850 Mass Storage System.
IBM introduced the IBM Memory Typewriter, which stores typed information and can recall previously typed material for revision.
Computer companies founded in 1974
Apache Micro Peripherals was founded in 1974.
Foxconn was founded in 1974.
Printronix was founded in 1974.
Tandem Computers was founded in 1974.
Tecmar was founded in 1974.
Computer pioneers born in 1974
Kim Dotcom was born on January 21, 1974.
Christopher Stone was born on March 10, 1974.
Joshua Schachter was born in 1974.
Jeri Ellsworth was born in 1974.
Raymond Boyce was born in 1974.
Computer pioneer deaths in 1974
Vannevar Bush passed away on June 28, 1974 (Age: 84).