MultiMedia Time Line


Vannevar Bush 1945
father of MultiMedia

  1. Painting of Magic Lantern show in 1600's
  2. Javanese Puppet used to perform projected shows early 1800's
  3. J. M. Jacquard invented programmed loom in 1802
  4. Samuel Morse photo by student Mathew Brady, 1845
  5. Samuel Morse, telegraph key circa 1860
  6. First Transcontental Telegraph line 1860
  7. Alexander Graham Bell in 1876
  8. Eadweard Muybridge, Early running horse, 1876.
  9. Leland Stanford's horse ranch in Palo Alto, CA. 1880
  10. Eadweard Muybridge, Human motion studies, 1880's
  11. Edison (GE) Direct Current Motor late 1880's
  12. Alternating Current Motor of Tesla in 1888
  13. Overhead Telephone Lines in Cincinnati 1890
  14. Hollerith system used for 1890 US Census
  15. Nikola Tesla, 3-Phase Motors & Generators, Transformers 1892
  16. Charles P. Steinmetz a+jb=r(cos P +j sine P) 1893
  17. Niagra Powerhouse, 3-Phase Power 1895
  18. Niagra Alternators, 5000HP each, Tesla Patents 1895
  19. H. J. Ryan, Founder of Stanford U. EE Dept. 1905
  20. First Transcontental Telephone line 1914
  21. Young Vladimir K. Zworykin at Westinghouse 1920's
  22. Einstein, Tesla, Stienmetz and others @ RCA 1921
  23. Rene Magritte, This is not a Pipe, 1928
  24. Philo T. Farnsworth, Patent on "Image Dissector" 1930
  25. Vannevar Bush with Differential Analyzer 1931
  26. Diagrammatic View of early Television Picture Tube 1935
  27. Diagrammatic View of Iconoscope Electronic Camera Tube 1935
  28. 1939 Vintage Television Console
  29. Zworykin at RCA with Iconoscope 1940
  30. Frederick E. Terman, founder of Silicon Valley, 1941
  31. German Enigma encoding machine, World War II 1943
  32. Vennevar Bush Publishes Defining Document on MultiMedia 1945
  33. Bell Labs, First Junction Transistor 1948
  34. John von Neumann, Game Theory & Digital Computer 1950
  35. Claude Shannon circa 1950
  36. Grace Hopper at her desk in Navy, 1950's
  37. Grace Hopper teaching Navy class, 1950's
  38. Rene Magritte, Euclidean Walks, 1955
  39. John Bardeen, William Shockley, Walter Brattain 1956
  40. First TV Broadcast using Ampex Video Tape 1958
  41. Jack Kilby invented Integrated Circuit at TI in 1959
  42. Texas Instruments, First Integrated Circuit 1959
  43. Fairchild integrated circuit 1961
  44. Pat Haggarty, founder of TI, Pres IRE 1961
  45. Rene Magritte, Carte Blanche, 1965
  46. David Packard, Frederick Terman, William Hewlett 1970's
  47. Intel 4004 Microprocessor early 1970's
  48. Michel Foucault, An Archaeology of the Human Sciences 1972
  49. Andrew Grove, Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, f. Intel 1980
  50. Dec 1995 Scientific American pg. 25, Eigenfaces

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Many of the above photos were scanned from the following references:

1. Ryder and Fink, "Engineers and Electrons" 1984, IEEE Press, New York


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