Computer history - 1978
Major computer events in 1978
Other computer events in 1978
The first BBS was put online on February 16, 1978.
TCP is invented in 1978 and driven by Bob Kahn and Vint Cerf. It later splits into TCP/IP driven by Danny Cohen, David Reed, and John Shoch to support real-time traffic. The creation of TCP/IP also helps to create UDP.
Ward Christensen and Randy Seuss have the first major microcomputer bulletin board up and running in Chicago.
Roy Trubshaw and Richard Bartle create the first MUD.
Louise Joy Brown born on July 25, 1978, became the first human baby born as a result of using IVF (In Vitro Fertilization).
The 5.25-inch floppy disk becomes an industry standard.
New computer products and services introduced in 1978
Epson introduces the TX-80, which becomes the first successful dot matrix printer for personal computers.
WordStar was first released in 1978.
Computer companies founded in 1978
ETA was founded in 1978.
Micron was founded in 1978.
Computer pioneers born in 1978
Nate Silver was born on January 13, 1978.
Peter Sunde was born on September 13, 1978.
Dries Buytaert was born on November 19, 1978.
Steve Chen was born in 1978.
Justin Frankel was born in 1978.
Computer pioneer deaths in 1978
Kurt Godel passed away on January 14, 1978 (Age: 71).
Stanley Frankel passed away in May 1978 (Age: 59).