In 2013, tablets will outsell laptops. Workforces are becoming increasingly more mobile and the presence of desktop computers in the office is declining.
Global notebook PC shipments beat desktop PC shipments in Q3 2008, the first time that’s happened in the computer industry.
Microsoft launched “The Microsoft Office for Windows” on 19 November 1990, comprising of Word 1.1, Excel 2.0 and PowerPoint 2.0.
Sinclair developed the ZX80, a ‘mini-sized’ (20×20 cm) home computer with a multifunctional waterproof keyboard. It was the first computer to sell for under £100. In 1982, the internet protocol TCP/IP was standardised, allowing the introduction of the concept of a worldwide network of interconnected TCP/IP networks, referred to as The Internet.
Microsoft was founded on 4 April 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen. Apple Inc was founded on 1 April 1977 by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne, and was incorporated nine months later.
Intel was founded on 18 July 1968 by Gordon Moore and Robert Noyce. In 2011 Intel had 79.3% market share of the overall worldwide PC microprocessor market and 84.4% of the mobile PC microprocessor market. BASIC (Beginner’s All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code) is a group of generic, high-level programming languages designed for ease of use. Designed by John Kemeny and Thomas Kurtz in 1964, the language was developed to help more students learn to code.
The UNIVAC I was the first American computer designed from the outset for business and administrative use. Owners Remington Rand joined up with CBS to correctly predict the 1952 presidential election results, contrary to the pollsters’ favorite.
Very few electronic computers were available before 1950. Previous famous non-electronic computers, such as Turing’s Enigma machine were more common during the earlier World War years.