The History of Technology (1980 – 1990)

We’re going to take you back a bit in the technology time continuum. This is part of a series of posts we’re publishing on the History of Technology. We’ve hand picked some key moments in technology that we think were significant. These are defining moments where technology pioneers created a product, a technology or a company… or did or said something of significance. Think of these posts as time capsules that chronicle some of the most interesting times in tech along with the odd gaff! We’ve also included the top songs, movies and TV shows too!

The History of Technology 1980 to 1990

In this decade, technology takes massive strides into our lives, both at work and at home.  TV’s and computers become more portable, phones go mobile and you can put your music player in your pocket.  Entertainment is enhanced by better gaming consoles, better audio devices, and better connectivity. And all of this without having to visit a galaxy far, far away…

The First Introduction of Windows

Apple Macintosh 1984 Super Bowl Commercial

The Commodore Vic-20 featuring Captain Kirk

A short history of the Commodore 64

Balmer sells tech

Compaq Launches Portable Computer

IBM Introduced the Personal Computer with Charlie Chaplin

Microsoft Word Version 1.1

Top Movies, Songs and TV Shows

During this decade what were people watching and listening to? Here’s the top 10 movies [source], TV series [source] and songs the 80s [source].