Apple Inc. – The ipod was invented by the American company Apple Inc in 2001. Whilst Apple Inc are firmly recognised as the inventors of the ipod the original concept of a digital storage and music player was drawn up by an Englishman Kane Kramer. When he was aged 23 he drew a rough design […]
Who Invented the Pascal Programming Language ?
Niklaus Wirth – The Pascal programming language was developed by Niklaus Wirth in 1968 and first published for use in 1970. Pascal is a programming language that was designed in the late 1960’s. In 1970 it was published by Niklaus Wirth and uses structured programming techniques such as conditional and loop structures and the ability […]
Who Invented the Floppy Disk?
David Noble – The ‘floppy disk’ was invented by David Nobel working for IBM in 1967. The first floppy disk was invented by a team of researchers at IBM. The team was headed by Alan Shugart and the main designer in the team was David Noble. The professionals at IBM wanted to create a device […]
Who Invented the Google Search Engine?
Sergey Brin and Larry Page – The Google Search Engine was Invented By Sergey Brin and Larry Page in 1998. The most popular search engine, Google, was invented by the Soviet born Sergey Brin and American Larry Page in 1998. They named it Google, after the Googol. The Googol is the term for the number […]
Who Invented the Computer Flash / Jump Drive?
Dov Moran – The Israeli entrepreneur Dov Moran invented of the USB Flash Drive in 1999. The USB Flash Drive can also be referred to as a pen drive, a thumb drive, a jump drive, a memory unit, a key chain drive or a data drive. The thumb drive being the most apt as the […]
Who Invented the Computer Mouse?
Douglas Engelbart – The computer mouse was invented by Douglas Engelbart (1925-2013) in 1964. The first computer mouse was invented in 1964 by Dr. Douglas C Engelbart. He was working in collaboration with his colleague Bill English at Stanford Research Institute. The mouse changed how the user accessed a computer from a complex machine that only […]
Who Invented the Analytical Engine – Computers?
Charles Babbage – British mathematician Charles Babbage invented computers in 1822. In the year 1786 the ‘Difference Engine’ was first thought of by J.H. Muller who was an engineer in the Hessian army. He described his ideas in a book but was unable to attract funding to develop the concept any further. A ‘difference engine’ […]