Interesting Technology & Computer Facts

  • The domain name www.youtube.com was registered on February 14, 2005.
  • If you opened up the case of the original Macintosh, you will find 47 signatures. One for each member of Apple’s Macintosh divison 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.
  • TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.
  • “Stewardesses” is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.
  • 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 Engelbart 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.
  • 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.
  • Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft was a college drop out.
  • The first domain name ever registered was Symbolics.com.
  • Another name for a Microsoft Windows tutorial is ‘Crash Course’!
  • Dell’s first advertisement was made on the back of a pizza box.
  • Yahoo! was originally called ‘Jerry’s Guide to the World Wide Web’.
  • Steve Jobs’ annual salary was $1, just enough to keep company health benefits.
  • The most productive day of the workweek is Tuesday.

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