This period from 1950 - 2000 has changed the world forever. So much happened in Computers that it is useful to go year by year. I am using The History of Computing Project
and the knowledge of friends and myself to complete this work (and correct/complete some of the History Project facts). For reference, I started in the industry in the mid-1960s as did some of my geezer
friends. We have heard so many incorrect prognostications (for example, we don't need more than 10 computers, we don't need more than 640KB memory, we don't need computers at home), that it's fairly clear that we are in a revolution and no one really knows what the world will look like 50 years from now (and I mean in all respects).
I have separate sections on Communications and the Internet, but they are so intertwined with the advances in Computing technology, that the timelines below include these subjects too where appropriate.
So here goes: