Computer Companies and Digital Evolution

With the massive evolution computers have undergone in the 20th century, it was time for them to be used commercially and assist companies in their business. The first large scale computer to ever use integrated circuits was the RCA Spectra 70, an IBM competitor in the late 1960s.

Personal Computers

With the invention of integrated circuits and computers-on-a-chip it was time for computer companies to introduce the Personal Computer (PC) in the 1970s. The first PCs were bulky, with small screens and were text-based, meaning that you only had a keyboard and were able to type commands. Apple was the first company to make a computer with a graphical user interface (GUI), where the user could interact with "windows" on the screen.

The World Wide Web

In the 1980s, the age of networking started. Using ARPANET as a base, the Internet was created. The global network of computers we all use every day. But the Internet then did not look like it does today. Sir Tim Berners-Lee, a computer scientist invented the World Wide Web in 1989 at CERN. Along with it, he implemented the HTTP network protocol and the age of the Internet Browsing and Web Pages was born.