Computer history - 1975
Major computer events in 1975
Other computer events in 1975
On January 1, 1975, the Altair computer was featured on the front of Popular Electronics magazine making it almost instantly a huge success.
Gordon French hosts the first meeting of the Homebrew Computer Club in his garage on March 5, 1975.
Sony introduced the Betamax video cassette tape recorder on May 10, 1975.
A flight simulator demo was first shown in 1975.
The Byte Shop, one of the first computer stores, open in California.
New computer products and services introduced in 1975
Bill Gates, Paul Allen, and Monte Davidoff announce Altair BASIC, designed for the Altair computer on January 2, 1975. The language becomes the first computer programming language program for personal computers.
The IBM 5100 became the first portable computer when released in September 1975. The computer weighed 55 pounds and had a five-inch CRT display, tape drive, 1.9 MHz PALM processor, 64 KB of RAM, and cost from $9000 to $20,000.
In 1975, software developer Will Crowther wrote Colossal Cave Adventure, the first text adventure game.
IMS Associates began shipping its IMSAI 8080 computer kits on December 16, 1975.
IBM also announces the System/32 mid-range computer.
IBM released the Electronic "Selectric" Composer.
Computer companies founded in 1975
Buffalo Technology was founded in 1975 by Makoto Maki.
EPSON entered the US market in 1975.
Expandor, Inc. was founded in 1975.
GTCO Calcomp was founded in 1975.
Inventec was founded in 1975.
Seasonic (officially incorporated as "Sea Sonic") was founded in 1975.
USENIX was founded in 1975.
Computer company events in 1975
Xerox exited the computer market on July 21, 1975.
Computer pioneers born in 1975
Molly Wood was born on May 23, 1975.
Marissa Mayer was born on May 30, 1975.
Nick Woodman was born on June 24, 1975.
Gina Trapani was born on September 19, 1975.
Bram Cohen was born on October 12, 1975.
Bill Kendrick was born in 1975.
David Litchfield was born in 1975.
Computer pioneer deaths in 1975
William Coolidge passed away on February 3, 1975 (Age: 101).
Christopher Strachey passed away on May 18, 1975 (Age: 59).
Niels Bech passed away in 1975 (Age: 55).
Stanley Gill passed away in 1975 (Age: 49).