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

1966 - 1970

1966

FORTRAN 66 appears.

1966

LISP 2 appears.

1966

LOGO a language devised by Seymour Papert as an alternative to FORTRAN and BASIC. Used to teach the principle of programming to schools.

1966

The actual code of NASTRAN began using three contractors: Computer Science Corporation, the Baltimore Division of Martin Marietta and Mac Neal-Schwendler Corp.

1966

First WAN experiment (ARPAnet)

1967

Martin Richard develops a new language program called BCPL evolved from ALGOL.

1967

SNOBOL 4 appears.

1967 Andreas van Dam completes the Hypertext Editing System, a program that allows nonsequential access to the various parts of a document.

1967

IBM releases the 360/91 machine and introducing the concept of pipeline, which improve the performance of a computer by 33 %. The pipeline is the computer equivalent of the assembly line.

1967

David Noble from IBM starts the process of developing first floppy disk storage called Initial Control Program Load (IPL)

1968

Computer Science Corp. becomes the first software company to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

1968

ALGOL 68 appears but proves difficult to implement.

1968

COBOL is officially defined by ANSI.

1968

IBM revenues approached 7 billion dollars.

1969

The NASTRAN code development was completed and delivered to NASA. They will release NASTRAN for public use in November 1970 at a starting price of $1800.

1969

Laser Printer developed.

1969

Digital introduces PDP-12, PDP-14 and PDP-15 computers.

1969

The first Floppy disk was built and was incorporated in IBM's System/370 machines.

1970

The 4-th Generation of computers emerged in this year by machines that were built with chips that utilized LSI (Large Scale Integration). The LSI chip could contain as many as 15,000 circuits.

1970

Digital introduces the LA30 DECwriter, a keyboard terminal.

1970

Digital introduces the TU10 tape drive.

1970

Till the end of this year Digital has sold 10,000 computer systems.

1970

Intel manufactured in October the first chip 4001 followed a month later by 4002 and then 4003.

1970

IBM developed a new disk storage device called Igor. It was on the market in 1971.

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