The computers world is full of unknown fact that are very surprising indeed. It has been a long time since I started surfing internet and came up with lot of facts.
But many of them were to dumb to be called fact or many of them were known to all.
But recently I bumped into a site (link given below) which gave very some of very interesting computer facts that I am going to share here. So enjoy reading.
- Facebook pays at least $500 if you can find a way to hack the site.
- HP, Google, Microsoft, and Apple have one thing in common – apart from the obvious that they are IT companies. They were all started in garages.
- Alaska is the only state that can be typed on one row of keys on a QWERTY keyboard.
- The domain name http://www.youtube.com was registered on February 14, 2005.
- Hewlett-Packard was started at a garage in Palo Alto in 1939.
- If you opened up the case of the original Macintosh, you will find 47 signatures. One for each member of Apple’s Macintosh division as of 1982.
- Computer programming is currently one of the fastest growing occupations.
- On an average work day, a typist’s fingers travel 12.6 miles.
- The Dvorak keyboard is more efficient than QWERTY. 20 times faster, in fact.
- TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.
- On eBay, there are an average of $680 worth of transactions each second.
- “Stewardesses” is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.
- In the 1980s, an IBM computer wasn’t considered 100 percent compatible unless it could run Microsoft Flight Simulator.
- The world’s first computer, called the Z1, was invented by Konrad Zuse in 1936. His next invention, the Z2 was finished in 1939 and was the first fully functioning electro mechanical computer.
- The first computer mouse was invented by Doug Engelbert in around 1964 and was made of wood.
- Domain names are being registered at a rate of more than one million names every month.
- There are approximately 1.06 billion instant messaging accounts worldwide.
- The first banner advertising was used in 1994.
- E-mail has been around longer than the World Wide Web.
- The average computer user blinks 7 times a minute, less than half the normal rate of 20.
- The average 21-year-old has spent 5,000 hours playing video games, has exchanged 250,000 e-mails, instant and text messages and has spent 10,000 hours on the mobile phone.
- By the year 2012 there will be approximately 17 billion devices connected to the Internet.
- MySpace reports over 110 million registered users. Were it a country, it would be the tenth largest, just behind Mexico.
- While it took the radio 38 years, and the television a short 13 years, it took the World Wide Web only 4 years to reach 50 million users.
- There are approximately 1,319,872,109 people on the Internet.
- Bill Gates’ house was designed using a Macintosh computer.
- The first domain name ever registered was Symbolics.com.
- Another name for a Microsoft Windows tutorial is ‘Crash Course’!.
More computer facts will be updated soon.