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1975
-IBM introduced the first laser printer, called the 3800, which was designed for high-speed printing

1976
-Ink-jet printing announced by IBM

1980
-Phototypesetting can be done by laser

1981
-The IBM PC is introduced
-The laptop computer is introduced
-The first mouse pointing device

1982
-From Japan, a camera with electronic picture storage, no film

1984
-Apple Macintosh, IBM PC AT
-Domain Name Server (DNS) introduced
-Moderated newsgroups introduced on USENET
-Microtek introduced the MS-300A, the first desktop halftone scanner
- Hewlett-Packard announced the first desktop laser printer, called the LaserJet

1985
-Digital image processing for editing stills bit by bit
-Adobe introduces PostScript
-Aldus introduced PageMaker
-Able to hold 550 megabytes of prerecorded data, the new CD-ROMs grew out of regular CDs on which music is recorded.

1990
-Microsoft shipped Windows 3.0 on May 22
-Adobe first sold Photoshop for the Mac (it was developed in 1988 by Thomas Knoll for his thesis. Thanks to Marc Pawliger for this information)

1991
-World-Wide Web (WWW) released by CERN; Tim Berners-Lee developer

1992
-Adobe Systems launched its Carousel product, the precursor to Adobe Acrobat

1993
-InterNIC created by NSF to provide specific Internet services, including registration of Domain Names
-The first version of Photoshop becomes available for Windows

1994
- After 25 years, U.S. government privatizes Internet management
-The first of the consumer-oriented digital camera was released by Kodak in 1994: the DC-40, which offered 24-bit color and the ability to connect to a computer with a serial cable

1995
-Registration of domain names is no longer free
-Major U.S. dailies create national on-line newspaper network
source:http://graphicdesign.about.com

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