Whether you are printing out documents or photos of Justin Bieber (we hope it’s the former) have you ever actually wondered when the very first printer was invented? Well, wonder no more as we take you on a whistle-stop tour of the history of the computer printer!
Way back in 1953 the very first computer printer was born, developed by Remington-Rand for use solely with the Univac computer. Some years later, in 1957, IBM invented the first dot matrix printer that printed by impact, similar to a typewriter. The 1970 Daisy Wheel printer used similar technology to print, using a hammer to strike a wheel with characters on each ‘petal’.
In 1938 Chester Carlson invented a type of dry printing press initially called electrophotography that was later renamed xerography. This invention became the basis for the technology we now know as the laser printer. In 1975 we were given the IBM 3800, the very first laser printer that allowed users to print text and graphics onto paper. Thanks to its laser beam technology the laser printer produced incredibly high quality copies that made it a popular choice.
1976 marked the invention of the inkjet printer – by propelling droplets of ink the inkjet printer creates digital images and is still, to this day, the most popular type of printer. Although it was invented in 1976 the inkjet printer was not marketed until 1988, although it came at a whopping price of $1000!!
2012 saw the invention of the 3D chocolate printer which, controlled via computer instructions, allows users to create their very own 3D treat!
Modern day computer Dell printers now offer a plethora of functions including scanning and copying capabilities and have truly become multifunctional machines. Thanks to developments in technology manufacturers were also able to offer printers at extremely reasonable prices. With development continuing, who knows, in a few more years our computer printers might even be able to offer us a cup of coffee with our copy.
It is one of the most anticipated events of the year. Get ready to play your way through the history of video games at the international blockbuster exhibition called Game On 2.0.
From classic games like Mario, this action packed celebration of video games culture has an all-new version is world premier exclusively in Tasmania at the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery in Launceston.
Get a peek on history by seeing how Game On 2.0 tracks the development of videogames from the earliest computer games to arcade-era hits and the very latest from today’s billion-dollar industry. You can even try the games yourself.
This is a rare event that showcases rarely seen consoles, controllers and collectables, this is a showcase of games history like no other. I think that this will be a jam packed event. My favorite game Mario will be there. It is the only game that I have liked ever since the early Family Computer came out.
By showcasing a range of emerging technology and content trends, guests can get ideas of some indication of the shape that gaming may take over the next decade. It will be a spectacular event that is for sure. Secure your tickets to be able to join!
Technology has influenced a lot of things and keyboards are one of them. No, not the computer Keyboards. I mean, those musical keyboards on musical instruments and the very instrument that one can think of right away is the piano.
While there are classical pianos, technology has evolved in so many ways that electric pianos in which short strings, metal reeds, tines or tone bars were used instead of long strings were introduced later on.
It did not take that long right? Man, how technology quickly bore fruit to electronic instruments thus paving the way for different types of music. There have been variations in the design of the keyboard to address technical and musical issues. One thing is certain, some may still like the instruments with classical keyboards while others like the electronic types since they are quite handy.