20th Century: 1973

Ethernet developed, this became a popular way of connecting PCs and other computers together – to enable them to share data and devices such as printers. A group of machines connected together in this way is known as a LAN.

The IBM3340 hard disk drive (HDD) that began shipping in November 1973 pioneered new low-cost, low-load, landing read/write heads with lubricated disks, and established what became the dominant HDD technology. Al Shugart identified this new “Winchester head” as one of the four most significant developments in mass storage.

Global networking becomes a reality as the University College of London (England) and Royal Radar Establishment (Norway) connect to ARPANET. The term Internet is born.

The first computer monitor was released as part of the Xerox Alto computer system.

– Joho345 / Public Domain

The first VoIP call was made in 1973. Danny Cohen first demonstrated a form of packet voice in 1973 as part of a flight simulator application, which operated across the early ARPANET.

May 14, 1973: A Saturn V rocket launches Skylab, the United States’ first space station.

Judge awards John Vincent Atanasoff as the inventor of the first electronic digital computer on October 19, 1973.

The first broadcast of The Ascent of Man, Moonbase 3, The Wombles, The Young and the Restless, An American Family, Seventeen Moments of Spring, Last of the Summer Wine, and The World at War.

Datalink is founded.

Pioneer is founded.

Founded in 1973, ICCP’s mission is to standardize the certifications given to IS professionals throughout the industry. The mission of the ICCP is to promote the continuous improvement of the Information System profession and professionals through certification, enforcement of a professional code of ethics, standards of conduct, and continuing education.

 

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