Computer History - 1990
Major computer events in 1990
In 1990 Tim Berners-Lee, working with Robert Cailliau at CERN, proposes a 'hypertext' system, which is the first start of the Internet as we know it today. Later, Tim Berners-Lee successfully sets up the first web server at info.cern.ch on December 25, 1990.
Other computer events in 1990
Microsoft exceeds $1 billion in sales and becomes the first company to do so.
Godwin's Law is conceived.
ARPANET is decommissioned on February 28, 1990.
Hubble telescope goes into space.
The World, the first commercial Internet dial-up access provider comes online.
GSM standard is defined.
The NiMH battery begins being used for commercial use.
New computer products and services introduced in 1990
Creative Labs introduces the SoundBlaster Pro.
Quarterdeck releases its memory management program QEMM386 version 5.1 which quickly becomes the fastest-selling software program in the Untied States.
Adobe Photoshop 1.0 is released in February of 1990.
The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is launched October 17, 1990.
The first Commander Keen game, "Mooned on Mars" is released December 14, 1990.
Computer companies founded in 1990
Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is founded February 16, 1990.
Advanced RISC Machines (ARM) is founded.
Eidos is founded.
Media Vision is founded.
Panda Software is founded.
Rambus if founded.
Rocket Software is founded.
Team 17 is founded.
TimeWarner is founded.
TRENDnet is founded.
Trilobyte games is founded.
Computer company events in 1990
Computer pioneers born in 1990
John Collison is born in 1990
Computer pioneer deaths in 1990
Alan Perlis passes away February 7, 1990 (Age: 68)
An Wang passes away march 24, 1990 (Age: 70)
Robert Noyce passes away June 3, 1990 (Age: 63)
Joseph Licklider passes away June 26, 1990 (Age: 75)
Arthur Samuel passes away July 29, 1990 (Age: 89)