Computer History - 1977
Major computer events in 1977
Apple Computers introduces the Apple II, the first personal computer with color graphics is demonstrated at the West Coast Computer Faire on April 16, 1977; it went on sale June 10th of that same year.
Other computer events in 1977
The First West Coast Computer Faire in San Francisco's Brooks Civi`c Auditorium is held on April 15, 1977.
NASA Voyager 1 is launched into space September 5, 1977. This spacecraft is the farthest man-made object in space.
New computer products and services introduced in 1977
The PET 2001 is introduced on January of 1977.
ARCNET the first commercially network is developed.
The Principles of Compiler Design, also known as the Dragon Book, is published.
Commodore announces that the PET (Personal Electronic Transactor) will be a self-contained unit, with a CPU, RAM, ROM, keyboard, monitor, and tape recorder all for $495.00.
Apple releases the Apple II series of computers June 10, 1977.
The first VAX computer, the VAX-11/780, is released on October 25, 1977.
BSD is introduced.
FAT is introduced.
Computer companies founded in 1977
Datamax-O'Neil is founded.
Zoom Telephonics is founded.
Computer company events in 1977
Apple Computer becomes Incorporated January 3, 1977.
Computer related movies released in 1977
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope is released May 25, 1977.
Computer pioneers born in 1977
Kevin Rose is born February 21, 1977
Derek Gehl is born March 10, 1977
Chad Hurley is born July 21, 1977
Danah Boyd is born November 24, 1977
Dennis Fong is born in 1977
Renukanth Subramaniam is born in 1977
Computer pioneer deaths in 1977
Frederic Williams passes away August 11, 1977 (Age: 66)
Joe Ossanna passes away November 28, 1977 (Age: 48)