August 19, 2020


First modern personal computer, the Xerox Alto, featuring a graphical user interface, mouse, and desktop
August 19, 2020


Development of ARPANET, predecessor to the internet
August 19, 2020


Computer scientist John McCarthy proposes the idea of time-sharing, allowing multiple people to use the same central computer – and goes to argue that computation will…
August 12, 2020


First commercial computer UNIVAC is delivered to the US Census Bureau, weighing 16,000 pounds and capable of 1,000 operations per second