Computer History - 1976
Major computer events in 1976
Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak demonstrate the first Apple computer at the Home Brew Computer Club in April of 1976. The Apple I had 6502 MOS 1 MHz processor, 8 kB of onboard memory, and 1 kB of VRAM for $666.66. Below is a picture of an Apple I from an advertisement by Apple.
Other computer events in 1976
The first annual world Altair computer convention and first convention of computer hobbyists is held in New Mexico on March 26, 1976.
The term meme is first defined in the book The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins.
The NASA Viking 2 lands on Mars September 3, 1976 and transmits pictures and soil analysis.
Professor at Bowling Green State University first uses the term 'Computer Ethics'.
DES is approved as a federal standard in November 1976.
New computer products and services introduced in 1976
Intel introduces the 8085 processor on March 1976.
The first 5.25-inch floppy disk is invented.
Zilog, Inc. introduces the Z80 eight-bit microprocessor.
Colombia Data Products is founded.
Intel introduces the ISIS operating system in 1976.
Computer companies founded in 1976
Matrox is founded.
Micropolis is founded.
vTech is founded.
Computer company events in 1976
The original Apple computer company logo of Sir Isaac Newton sitting under an apple tree is replaced by the well known rainbow colored apple with a bite out of it.
Microsoft officially drops the hyphen in Micro-soft and trademarks the Microsoft name November 26, 1976.
Computer pioneers born in 1976
Jan Koum is born February 24, 1976
Ben Hammersley is born April 3, 1976
Dennis Crowley is born June 19, 1976
Janus Friis is born June 26, 1976
Amber MacArthur is born June 27, 1976
Demis Hassabis is born July 27, 1976
Salman Khan is born October 11, 1976
Sarah Lane is born October 12, 1976
Jack Dorsey is born November 19, 1976
Andrew Ng is born in 1976
Computer pioneer deaths in 1976
Laszlo Kalmar passes away August 2, 1976 (Age: 71)