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 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 the first convention of computer hobbyists was 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 landed on Mars on September 3, 1976, and transmits pictures and soil analysis.
Professor at Bowling Green State University first uses the term 'computer ethics'.
DES was approved as a federal standard in November 1976.
New computer products and services introduced in 1976
The first 5.25-inch floppy disk was invented in 1976.
Zilog, Inc. introduced the Z80 eight-bit microprocessor.
Intel introduced the ISIS operating system in 1976.
Computer companies founded in 1976
Colombia Data Products was founded in 1976.
Matrox was founded in 1976.
Micropolis was founded in 1976.
vTech was founded in 1976.
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.
Computer pioneers born in 1976
Jan Koum was born on February 24, 1976.
Ben Hammersley was born on April 3, 1976.
Dennis Crowley was born on June 19, 1976.
Janus Friis was born on June 26, 1976.
Amber MacArthur was born on June 27, 1976.
Demis Hassabis was born on July 27, 1976.
Salman Khan was born on October 11, 1976.
Sarah Lane was born on October 12, 1976.
Jack Dorsey was born on November 19, 1976.
Andrew Ng was born in 1976.
Computer pioneer deaths in 1976
László Kalmár passed away on August 2, 1976 (Age: 71).