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IN CONTEXT

Focus

Communication and computing

Before

1943–44 John Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert build the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator (ENIAC), the forebear of digital computers.

1947 The transistor allows for small, powerful electronics, enabling later developments such as the home computer.

1962 The Telstar 1 satellite is launched, sending TV signals, telephone calls, and fax images through space.

1980s The first mobile phones come onto the market.

After

2000s The boom in wireless communication connects nearly all of humankind.

2003 The invention of Skype allows for free communication over the Internet.

The first website was titled “World ...

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