Computer History - 1992
Major computer events in 1992
Other computer events in 1992
Neil Papworth uses his personal computer to send the first SMS text message to the phone of Richard Jarvis on December 3, 1992.
NSFNET upgraded to T-3 backbone.
Internet Society formed.
The Reusable Alkaline battery is used for commercial use.
EPP version 1.7 is released.
Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) is developed by SQL Access Group.
The first known companion virus called the Globe is first detected.
New computer products and services introduced in 1992
Jean-Loup Gaily and Mark Alder release gzip on October 31, 1992.
Adobe Photoshop 2.5 is released for the Macintosh and for the first time Windows in November of 1992.
Intel releases iCOMP.
TextPad is first released.
The first unofficial smartphone was developed by IBM.
VESA local bus is introduced.
Popular Gopher tool Veronica is first released.
Computer companies founded in 1992
Aaeon is founded.
Coolmax is founded.
NetApp is founded.
DMTF organization is founded.
Dr. Web is founded.
ESET is founded.
EVERCOOL is founded.
GeCAD is founded.
GFI Software is founded.
Hauppauge is founded.
I/O Magic is founded.
Interactive Media is founded.
LaCie is founded.
Macromedia is founded.
Mediatrix Telecom is founded.
MIME standard is defined.
QLogic is founded.
SUSE is founded.
Thrustmaster is founded.
Visioneer is founded.
Computer company events in 1992
AdLib files for bankruptcy May 1, 1992.
Computer related movies released in 1992
The Lawnmower Man is released March 6, 1992.
Computer pioneer deaths in 1992
Grace Hopper passes away January 1, 1992 (Age: 85)
Isaac Asimov passes away April 6, 1992 (Age: 72)
Allen Newell passes away July 19, 1992 (Age: 65)
Paul Eisler passes away on October 26, 1992 (Age: 85)
John Kemeny passes away December 26, 1992 (Age: 66)