In 1976, in what is now the
Valley, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak created a
homemade microprocessor computer board called
Apple I. Working from Jobs' parents' garage, the
two men began to manufacture and market the Apple
I to local hobbyists and electronics enthusiasts.
Early in 1977, Jobs and Wozniak founded Apple
Computer, Inc., and in April of that year
introduced the Apple II, the world's first
personal computer. Based on a board of their
design, the Apple II, complete with keyboard and
color graphics capability, retailed for
began as a computer network of ARPA (ARPAnet) that
linked computer networks at several universities
and research laboratories in the United States.
Here at UCSB we had the honor of having professor
Glen Jacob Culler (July 7, 1927 – May 3, 2003) who
was an important early innovator in the
development of the Internet. Culler helped put the
campus in the forefront of what would become the
field of computer science. He later served as
director of the UCSB Computer Center and professor
in the College of Engineering and extended his
revolutionary view of the role of computers to
include their use in the classroom.
The World Wide Web was developed in 1989 by
English computer scientist Timothy Berners-Lee for
the European Organization for Nuclear Research
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