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Timeline of Perl and its Culture, The

1960s 1960 Ted Nelson invents hypertext, known as the Project Xanadu. (Fast forward to 1999.) 1964 The concept of pipes connecting processes is suggested by Doug McIlroy at Bell Labs. See In...

Timeline of Programming Languages

This is a timeline of historically important programming languages. Legend ( Entry ) means a non-universal programming language * means a unique language (no direct predecessor)

Timeline of Telecommunications

I have compiled dates and events from several sources, both online and paper documents. Even though I found a couple of conflicts between sources over exact dates, for the most part these can be considered accurate. Color coded dates in the...

Timeline of web browsers

A time line of web browsers from the early 1990s to the present. Prior to browsers, many technologies and systems existed for information viewing and transmission. For an in depth history of earlier web browsers see the web browser article.

Timeline on the Evolution of Computing and Computer Technology

To commemorate the 50th year of modern computing and the Computer Society, the timeline on the following pages traces the evolution of computing and computer technology.

Timeline: BASIC to Visual Basic .NET

1964 Dartmouth BASIC by J.G Kemeney & T. E. Kurtz @ Dartmouth College John Kemeny and Thomas Kurtz invents BASIC (Beginners' All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code) and its compiler. The first BASIC program is ran at 4 a.m. 1st of May,...

Timeline: History of Visual Effects VFX, Computer Graphics, CGI, Computer Animation

Compiled by Barbara Flueckiger, professor of film studies at the University of Zurich; please report errors or suggestions, download table as PDF (without links, version January 2011).

Tools for Thought

The idea that people could use computers to amplify thought and communication, as tools for intellectual work and social activity, was not an invention of the mainstream computer industry or orthodox computer science, nor even homebrew computerists;...

Top 10 Most Popular Programming Languages

There are hundreds of programming languages in use today. How can you know which one to learn first? How do you know which ones are the best for your IT field of choice? Well, I can't answer that question for you. But why not start by learning one...

TOP500 : Ranking of Supercomputers according to the LINPACK benchmark

The TOP500 project ranks and details the 500 (non-distributed) most powerful known computer systems in the world. The project was started in 1993 and publishes an updated list of the supercomputers twice a year. The first of these updates always...

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