In the 1980s computers were beginning to
be used by a lot of people. They were used mostly for business and scientific use. A PC was never invented until the 1970s. The idea of a personal computer became very popular and by 1985 2 million Americans used
PC’s for basic office tasks. Apple was the first major computer company to sell PC’s and by 1982 they became
the first computer company to have $1 billion as there annual sale. In 1981 Microsoft put its name on the map by introducing Microsoft Disk Operating System,
known as DOS, and then they invented Microsoft Windows. All operating systems use a version of these today, but just upgraded.
In 1983 the internet was invented by the
United States government, Department of Defense. It was used to connect academic institutions and Universities internal works, to a large
database so they could exchange data. Computers used telephone lines to connect to the internet. Through the internet users can access electronic
mail and send files, and access web pages. The internet in the 1980’s was a new tool that people began using
and today it is used by everyone who has a computer.