Computer History - 1991
Major computer events in 1991
Other computer events in 1991
NSF opens the Internet to commercial use.
The term Internet of Things is coined.
Pretty Good Privacy more commonly known as PGP a public key used for encryption is released as Freeware by Philip Zimmerman.
Creative Labs releases a multimedia upgrade kit that includes a CD-ROM drive, the SoundBlaster Pro sound card, a MIDI kit and a variety of software applications. The kit allows IBM compatible users to obtain all tools needed to meet the MPC standards.
The computer Monkey Virus is first discovered in Edmonton, Canada.
The Sega Genesis game "Zero Wing" is introduced. The phrase "All your base are belong to us" later becomes a popular saying for computer gamers and geeks.
Cell phone Lithium batteries begin being recalled in Japan after phone explodes and burns mans face during use.
IDEA is first expressed by Xuejia Lai and James Massey.
The London Science Museum completed the Difference Engine No 2 for the bicentennial year of Charles Babbage's birth in June of 1991.
The first Cybercafe opens in July 1991 in San Francisco.
The WWW becomes available for everyone on August 23, 1991.
The United States military introduces the Dynamic Analysis and Replanning Tool (DART).
On December 1, 1991 the first web server outside of Europe comes online.
New computer products and services introduced in 1991
AMD introduces the AM386 microprocessor family in March.
Apple introduces System 7 operating system May 13, 1991.
MS-DOS 5.0 was released June, 1991.
Adobe Photoshop 2.0 is released in June of 1991.
Python is introduced.
HTTP/0.9 is introduced.
Dolby introduces AC-3.
The programming language FORTRAN 90 is created.
The DLT tape drive is released as a very reliable, high-speed, and high-capacity tape drive solution.
Internet domains that came online in 1991
The domain microsoft.com comes online May 2, 1991.
Computer companies founded in 1991
id Software is founded February 1, 1991.
Silicon & Synapse, which later becomes Blizzard is founded February 8, 1991.
Bungie is founded on May 7, 1991.
Advanced Logic Industries is founded.
Apache Micro Peripherals is founded.
AVG is founded.
Broadcom is founded.
BSDi is founded.
Cmedia is founded.
Caldera is founded.
Epic Games is established.
Intertex Electronics is founded.
IONA is founded.
Jetta is founded.
Lexmark is formed.
Networth is founded.
Targa is established.
VoodooPC is founded.
Computer company events in 1991
Computer related movies released in 1991
The movie Terminator 2 is released July 1, 1991.
Computer pioneer deaths in 1991
John Bardeen passes away January 30, 1991 (Age: 82)
Derrick Lehmer passes away May 22, 1991 (Age: 86)
Saul Rosen passes away June 9, 1991 (Age: 69)