Interesting Computer Facts

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Computers facts : Howdy reader today i’m going to share some interesting computers facts .I think each and every one of us must know about the evolution of computers. It is one of the most useful machines 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 that this machine would have. Today, almost all of our work is done by some or the other computing machine. Computers are enhancing technological growth at a rapid rate. Nevertheless, how much ever we know about this super machine, is less. Mentioned below are a few of the little known computer facts.

Interesting Computer Facts

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Computers facts

Below are 12 best interesting computer facts :-

Interesting Computer Facts :-

  1. Over 6,000 new computer viruses are released every month.
  2. The first computer mouse, constructed in 1964, was made out of wood.(by Doug Engelbart)
  3. The average human being blinks 20 times a minute – but only 7 times a minute when using a computer.
  4. The first electro-mechanical computer was developed in 1939.
  5. By the end of 2012 there will be 17 billion devices connected to the internet.
  6. 5 out of every 6 internet pages are porn related.
  7. Over 1 million domain names are registered every month.
  8. With it’s 800 million interent users, Facebook would be the third largest country in the World.
  9. The first hard drive was created in 1979 and could hold 5MB of data.
  10. The nVidia GeForce 6800 Ultra video card contains 222 million transistors.
  11. 20% of online viruses are released by organized crime units.
  12. The engineers who developed the IBM PC were known as “The Dirty Dozen”
  13. Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft was a college drop out.
  14. On one of the world’s most popular shopping websites, eBay, there are transactions of approx. $680 per second.
  15. There are approx. 6,000 new computer viruses released every month.
  16. Of all the pictures available over the Internet, 80 percent of these pictures are of naked women.
  17. ‘Crash Course’ is another name for Microsoft Windows tutorials.
  18. The ‘Email’ is older than the World Wide Web.
  19. There are about five porn pages for every ‘normal’ webpage.
  20. Doug Engelbart, invented the first computer mouse in the year 1964, which was made of wood!
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. Amongst the most interesting computer facts is, the first Apple computer which was built by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, was made by using parts they got for free from their employers. They were made to scrounge spare parts from work.
  24. If you want to get a computer aquarium, then you must get the Macquariums, which are aquariums made from old Macintosh computers.
  25. 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 the Farooq Alvi brothers. It was designed by them to protect their research work.
  26. The group of 12 engineers who designed the IBM PC were called ‘The Dirty Dozen’.
  27. The quintessential command ‘Ctrl+Alt+Delete’ was written by David Bradley.
  28. Amazon is a printed book seller company, that now sells more eBooks than printed books.
  29. Over 110 million users are registered on MySpace. If MySpace was a country, it would be tenth largest in the world, while Facebook would be third largest with over a billion users.
  30. About 70% virus writers are actually employed by an organization under a contract.
  31. HP, Google, Microsoft, and Apple have one thing in common. All of them were started in garages.
  32. The Apollo 11 Lunar Lander which was used to travel to the moon, has less processing power than the processor of a cell phone.
  33. Out of the 1.8 billion Internet users, only 450 million can speak English.
  34. In 2011, one out of every eight married couples had met online.
  35. The first 1GB hard disk, announced in 1980, weighed about 550 pounds, and was priced at $40,000.
  36. On a Qwerty keypad, Alaska is the only state that can be typed using one row of keys.
  37. ‘Stewardesses’ is the longest word which can be typed with only the left hand.
  38. Today, we find hard drives up to 1TB, but did you know, the first hard drive was created in 1979, and could hold just 5MB of data.
  39. Interface Manager! That’s what Windows was originally named.
  40. If your work involves the extensive use of computers, then by the end of your average working day, your fingers would have traveled 12.6 miles.
  41. If you find a way to hack Facebook, the company will pay you $500. Hackers, go for it.
  42. The first microprocessor, Intel’s 4004, was designed for the Busicom calculator.
  43. Lenovo stands for ‘new legend’. ‘Le’ for legend, and ‘novo’ stands for new.
  44. Symbolics.com was the first ever domain name to be registered.
  45. 80% of the emails sent daily are spammy.
  46. SanDisk was earlier known as SunDisk.
  47. Until September 1995, domain registration was free.
  48. ‘Electronic brains’! That’s what computers were called in the 1950s.
  49. One can type 20 times faster using a Dvorak keyboard as compared to using a Qwerty keyboard.
  50. COBOL language was developed by the first female admiral in the US Navy, Admiral Grace Hopper.

So, these are the some interesting computer facts.I hope you enjoyed reading these computers facts, If you know some other interesting computers facts then just comment them below !! Don’t forget to share this post with your friends 🙂

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Kulwinder Singh is the founder of Tech Arena and a part time blogger from Punjab,India. He is a tech geek who loves to write article on technology. He is currently doing B.Tech in CSE. Apart from blogging he love to do programming and study about processors.

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