Inventions of the 1970's: Post-Sputnik Influence

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1970
  • The daisy-wheel printer invented.
  • The floppy disk invented by Alan Shugart.
1971
1972
1973
  • Gene splicing invented.
  • The ethernet (local computer network) invented by Robert Metcalfe and Xerox.
  • Bic invents the disposable lighter.
1974
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1978
  • Dan Bricklin and Bob Frankston invented the VisiCalc spreadsheet.
  • The artificial heart Jarvik-7 invented by Robert K. Jarvik.
1979