The History of Technology (1970-80)

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 1970 to 1980

During this decade Arthur C. Clarke, author of 2001 A Space Odyssey, predicted that there would be a computer, by 2001, in every home. During this decade the Internet, originally called ARPAnet, was created by the US Defence Department and so was email, by Raymond Tomlinson,  as an application for ARPAnet. At the same time the first commercial phone was developed by Dr. Martin Cooper and his team at Motorola.

Arthur C. Clarke Predicts the Internet

ARPAnet - the team behind the internet

Raymond Tomlinson - the inventor of email

The First Cell Phone Call Was an Epic Troll

Top Movies, Songs and TV Shows

During this decade what were people watching and listening to? Here are the top 10 movies [source], TV series [source] and songs from the 70s [source].