Timeline Outline ViewEra: 1980 - 1990 | Theme: Computer & Calculator Industry
1981The Xerox Star: The "Office of the Future" April 1981The Osborne 1: The First Commercially Successful "Portable" Computer July 1981Quick and Dirty Operating System Becomes MS-DOS August 12, 1981IBM Introduces the IBM 5150- The IBM PC 1982Lotus Development Corporation is Founded 1982The First "Clamshell" Laptop? February 24, 1982Sun Microsystems Announces its First Workstation June 1982The First IBM PC Compatible Computer August 1982The First Cheap Home Computer, and the Best-Selling Computer of its Time November 1982The First Scanner? 1983The "Trash" 80: The First Notebook Computer? 1983Oracle Corporation 19836,000,000 Personal Computers are Sold in the U.S. 1983 – May 1984The First Commercially Available IBM PC Compatible ROM Bios 1983A Computer's Operating System Can be Protected by Copyright January 3, 1983 – January 3, 2013Time Magazine's 1983 "Machine of the Year" is a Personal Computer January 24, 1984Steve Jobs Introduces the "Mac" May 3, 1984Michael Dell Founds "PC's Limited" December 1984Cisco Systems is Founded January 1985The First Laserprinter for a Microcomputer 1986The First Hand-Held Electronic Book, or e-Book 198725,000,000 PCs Have Been Sold in the U.S.