Computer History - 1990
Major computer events in 1990
In 1990, Tim Berners-Lee, working with Robert Cailliau at CERN, proposed a 'hypertext' system, which is the first start of the Internet as we know it today. Later, Tim Berners-Lee successfully set up the first web server at info.cern.ch on December 25, 1990.
Other computer events in 1990
Microsoft exceeded $1 billion in sales and became the first company to do so in 1990.
Godwin's Law was conceived in 1990.
ARPANET was decommissioned on February 28, 1990.
Hubble telescope went into space in 1990.
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 introduced the SoundBlaster Pro in 1990.
Quarterdeck released its memory management program QEMM386 version 5.1 which quickly becomes the fastest selling software program in the United States.
Adobe Photoshop 1.0 was released in February 1990.
The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) was launched on October 17, 1990.
The first Commander Keen game, "Mooned on Mars" was released on December 14, 1990.
The CMA (Computer Misuse Act) is introduced.
Computer companies founded in 1990
Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) was founded on February 16, 1990.
Advanced RISC Machines (ARM) was founded in 1990.
Eidos was founded in 1990.
Media Vision was founded in 1990.
Panda Software was founded in 1990.
Rambus if founded.
Rocket Software was founded in 1990.
Team 17 was founded in 1990.
TimeWarner was founded in 1990.
TRENDnet was founded in 1990.
Trilobyte games was founded in 1990.
Computer company events in 1990
Computer pioneers born in 1990
John Collison was born in 1990.
Computer pioneer deaths in 1990
Alan Perlis passed away on February 7, 1990 (Age: 68).
An Wang passed away on March 24, 1990 (Age: 70).
Robert Noyce passed away on June 3, 1990 (Age: 63).
Joseph Licklider passed away on June 26, 1990 (Age: 75).
Arthur Samuel passed away on July 29, 1990 (Age: 89).