before 1960
1961-1965 1966-1970 1971-1975 1976-1980 1981-1984 1985-1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000

1961 - 1965

1962

FORTRAN IV appears.

1962

SNOBOL a program derived from COBOL appears. It's not well suited for numerical application except for comparatively simple arithmetic.

1962

D. Murphy and Richard Greenblatt develop the TECO text editor for use on the PDP1 computer at MIT.

1962

First use of virtual memory in mainframe computer.

1963 The American National Standard Institute (ANSI) renders the ASCII character tables as the standard character representation system for the computer industry. ASCII stands for American Standard Codes for Information.

1963

Douglas Engelbert invents the mouse device at the Stanford Research Institute.

1964

BASIC (Beginners All-Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code) was created by John Kemeney and Thomas Kurtz at Dortmonth University. The first BASIC was a slow, unstructured, interpreted language.

1964

At a meeting of structural research managers from the NASA centers, Tom Butles proposed that NASA develop a general purpose computer program using the new Finite Element method.

1964 CDC developed the world fast computer yet, CDC 6600.

1964

The family of IBM System/360 computers released after 5 years of development were the first in the 3-rd generation of computers. Their controlling circuitry is stored on chips. System/360 were available in 5 sizes and was a huge success.

1964

The numbers of computers in USA grow to 18,000.

1964

IBM introduced the 1403 printer for System/360. It used a revolving metal chain, and can print 1100 lines of text per minute.

1964

First Local Area Network.

1964

Digital is issued its first patent for magnetic core memory.

1965

PICK, an operating system developed for mainframe computers.

1965

SNOBOL 3 appears.

1965

In July began the development of the new General Purpose Structural Analysis (GPSA) programs. The name NASTRAN was adopted in 1967.

1965

Maurice Wilkes develops the first cache memory chip used in mainframe and minicomputers.

1965

PDP-8 computers from Digital were a big success. By 1975 Digital has sold 40,000 units.

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