Computer History - 1975
Major computer events in 1975
Other computer events in 1975
On January 1, 1975 the Altair computer is 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 March 5, 1975.
Sony introduces the Betamax videocasette tape recorder May 10, 1975.
A flight simulator demo is first shown.
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 first resistive touchscreen is developed by George Samuel Hurst in 1975 but it wasn't produced and used until 1982.
The IBM 5100 becomes the first portable computer, which was released on September 1975. The computer weighed 55 pounds and had a five inch CRT display, tape drive, 1.9 MHz PALM processor, and 64 KB of RAM.
IMS Associates begin shipping its IMSAI 8080 computer kits on December 16, 1975.
Computer companies founded in 1975
EPSON enters the US market.
GTCO Calcomp is founded.
Computer company events in 1975
Xerox exits the computer market on July 21, 1975.
Computer pioneers born in 1975
Molly Wood is born May 23, 1975
Marissa Mayer is born May 30, 1975
Nick Woodman is born June 24, 1975
Gina Trapani is born September 19, 1975
Bram Cohen is born October 12, 1975
Bill Kendrick is born in 1975
David Litchfield is born in 1975
Computer pioneer deaths in 1975
William Coolidge passes away February 3, 1975 (Age: 101)
Christopher Strachey passes away May 18, 1975 (Age: 59)
Niels Bech passes away in 1975 (Age: 55)
Stanley Gill passes away in 1975 (Age: 49)