Timeline of Computer History

Operator at Complex Number Calculator (CNC)

The Complex Number Calculator (CNC) is completed

In 1939, Bell Telephone Laboratories completes this calculator, designed by scientist George Stibitz. In 1940, Stibitz demonstrated the CNC at an American Mathematical Society conference held at Dartmouth College. Stibitz stunned the group by performing calculations remotely on the CNC (located in New York City) using a Teletype terminal connected via to New York over special telephone lines. This is likely the first example of remote access computing.

Nest Learning Thermostat

Nest Learning Thermostat is Introduced

Windows '95 box with MSN logo

Online Services make way for the Web

Student using ASR-33

Teletype introduced its ASR-33 Teletype

Death Star Briefing from Star Wars

Star Wars (Death Star Briefing)

TV Typewriter

The TV Typewriter plans are published