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Fun Facts - COMPUTERS



Each and every one of us must know about the evolution of computers. The most advantageous instrument ever created by us humans. The invention of the computer was just the beginning of the ever-increasing thirst for knowledge. I guess even the inventor of the computer mustn't have realized the potential what this machine would have. Today, almost all of our work is done by some or the other computing machine. Computers are enhancing the technological growth with a rapid speed. The amount we know about this super machine, is less. Mentioned below are few of the little known computer facts.

Funny Computer Facts
  • Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft was a college drop out.


  • On one of the world's most popular shopping website eBay, there are transactions of approx. $680 per second.


  • There are approx. 6,000 new computer viruses released every month.


  • Of all the pictures available over the internet, 80 percent of these pictures are of naked women.


  • 'Crash Course' is another name for Microsoft Windows tutorials.


  • The E-mail is older than the World Wide Web.


  • There are about five porn pages for every 'normal' web-page.


  • Doug Engelbart, invented the first computer mouse in the year 1964 and was made up of wood!


  • One of the world's leading computer and computer peripheral manufacturer Hewlett Packard was first started in a garage at Palo Alto in the year 1939.


  • If you open up the case of the original Macintosh, you will find 47 signatures, which is of each member of Apple's Macintosh division of 1982.


  • Amongst the most interesting computer facts is, when the first Apple computer which was built by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, it was made by using parts they got for free from their employers. They were made to scrounge spare parts from work.


  • If you want to get a computer aquarium, then you must get the Macquariums which are aquariums made from old Macintosh computers.


  • It is believed that the first computer virus released in the world was a boot sector virus, which was created in the year 1986 by Farooq Alvi brothers. It was designed by them to protect their research work.


  • The group of 12 engineers who designed IBM PC were called "The Dirty Dozen".


  • The quintessential command 'Ctrl+Alt+Delete' was written by David Bradley.


Computer Facts
  • A normal human being blinks 20 times in a minute, whereas a computer user blinks only 7 times a minute!


  • The house of Bill Gates was designed using a Macintosh computer.


  • Sweden is a country with the highest percentage of Internet users (75%).


  • 'Mosaic' was the first popular web browser released in the year 1993.


  • The game Tetris. Since the time it was created ( released on June 6 1986) in early eighties, it has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide, which made its creator richer by $8m.


  • Almost all computer users must know how destructive a virus can be. But then, it would be interesting to know that a virus cannot corrupt your PC on its own. It corrupts your system only when you activate it by either downloading infected files from the Internet or by sharing these infected files.


  • Computer circuitry can be destroyed by static electricity, it is so mild for humans that they don't even feel it.


  • The Nvidia GeForce 6800 Ultra chip has maximum numbers of transistors on it, approx. 222 million of them.


  • Konrad Zuse, has the credit of creating world's first computer known as the Z1 in 1936. Three years later in the year 1939, was when the first fully functioning electro-mechanical computer, known as Z2 was developed.


  • 'Stewardesses' is the longest word which can be typed with only the left hand.




  • Random Facts

  • According to the available statistics, it took 38 years for radio to reach 50 million users, 13 years for TV, and only 5 years for the Internet.


  • One of the most interesting personal computer facts is that early hard drives in PCs held 20 Megabytes (MB), and cost about $800 whereas an $6 flash drive today holds 8 Gigabytes (GB) computer memory. That's a 100-fold 'decrease' in price for a 100-fold 'increased' computer performance!


  • PC viruses are little files or codes that have been written to ruin your computer. So you need to install an Anti-Virus scanner, no matter you're connecting to the Internet or not. AVG antivirus is quite popular today. A 'firewall' is another way of defense which helps block other computers and programs from connecting to you and playing with your stuff.


  • Computers history facts inform us that first commercial computer was introduced in 1951 by John Presper Eckert and John W. Mauchly from UNIVAC Computer. In 1953, International Business Machines (IBM) entered into the field of computers.


  • The first computer mouse was introduced in 1968 by Douglas Engelbart at the Fall Joint Computer Expo in San Francisco.


  • The first consumer computers were introduced by IBM in 1974/75. In 1981, Microsoft introduced the computer operating system of the century. User-friendly Microsoft Windows was first introduced in November 1985.


  • Tim Berners-Lee in 1990 first coined the phrase 'World Wide Web' and he is considered as father of Internet. The Internet gained popularity with the release of the first popular web browser Mosaic in 1993.


  • Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak built the first Apple computer from parts they got for free from their employers. Their idea of a 'PC' was rejected by the employers!


  • One of the most amazing PC facts is that the computer mouse, the windowing GUI (graphical user interface, use of icons), laser printing and the network card were all developed at one company, 'Xerox' in Palo Alto, California.


  • Do you know that the computer in your cell phone has more processing power than all the computers in the Apollo 11 Lunar Lander that helped 2 men to land on the moon?


  • The popular programming language COBOL was invented by Admiral Grace Hopper, the first female admiral in the US Navy.


  • One of the latest products, pocket PC, has brought the world more closer. Now we can be in touch with the world while we are on the go.


  • Tablet PC, ultra mobile PC, laptops, notebooks, home theater PC, workstation, are all different types of personal computers. Microsoft and Intel are the dominant players in the PC market.


  • PC WIZARD is amongst the most popular and essential system information programs available in the market. It is designed for detection of hardware and for some more analysis. It can identify a wide range of system components and support the latest technologies and standards.