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Technology Innovations

by Mark Seaman

Technology Innovations have profoundly shaped my life. These are the tech products that had the largest impact on my daily life.

Technical innovation has been at the very heart of my career. I have been able to play a key role in many of the exciting breakthroughs, from Personal Computers to Agile Software to Cloud Computing.

I've worked as a Software Developer, Architect, Entrepreneur, College Professor, and Writer. Each of these professions took me deeper into understanding how technology affects our lives. The impact can be both positive or negative depending on how it is used.

1939: Bill Hewlett and David Packard founded Hewlett-Packard

1944: ENIAC (fills a 20-foot by 40-foot room and has 18,000 vacuum tubes)

1969 - Bell Labs creates UNIX

1970 - DEC PDP 8/F introduced

1971 - Floppy disk invented

1975 - Used the DEC PDP 8/F at NAU

1977 - Apple II, Commodore PET, TRS-80 introduced

1978: HP3000 installed in the Carter White House

1979 - WordStar - word processing software

1980 - Learned PASCAL, and Wire wrap prototyping

1981 - IBM PC Acorn is introduced

1981 - Join HP

1983 - CD ROM introduced

1984 - Apple Macintosh, Common Lisp

1985 - Microsoft announces Windows 1.0

1985 - C++ is introduced

1989 - HP Softbench - software CAD, Tesseract

1990 - HTML created, Python 1

1991 - Apple Powerbook introduced

1993 - Apple Newton

1995 - Windows 95, DVD, Java 1.0, Netscape, JavaScript, IE 1.0

1996 - Google founded on Search Engine technology, Palm Pilot

1998 - Apple iMac

1999 - WiFi

2000 - First camera phone, USB flash drive, Python 2

2001 - Mac OS X, Windows XP, iPod, Agile Manifesto

2003 - iTunes, Blu-Ray, MySpace

2004 - Mozilla Firefox 1.0, Facebook

2005 - YouTube

2006 - One Laptop per Child, AWS

2007 - iPhone, Kindle, Dropbox

2008 - Macbook Air (ultra notebook), Android 1.0 Phone

2009 - Windows 7, Python 3

2010 - iPad

2011 - Chromebook, Internet of Things

2012 - Facebook hits a billion users, Raspberry Pi

2015 - Windows 10

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