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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Interesting Facts About Computers


1. First of all, It took more than 30 years for radio to reach 50 million people, 14 years for television and only 4 years for World Wide Web(WWW) to reach 50 million people.
2. Did you guys know that there was another keyboard layout called “The Dvorak (pronounced ‘duh-VOR-ak’) keyboard” and it is designed scientifically and proved to be much more efficient then the regular Qwerty Keyboard. Actually Qwerty keyboard layout is not designed for the typing efficiency but was designed to reduce the hardware conflicts(like jamming) in early typewriters. Anyway Dvorak Keyboard couldn’t get the users love ;) .

Scientifically designed Dvorak Keyboard layout
Image Credits: Wikipedia
3. OK, you may think its weird but Email has been longer than the World Wide Web.
4. Oh my gosh… the second weird thing is that, Bill Gates(Dad of Microsoft) house was designed using Macintosh.
5. According to the records, the first “banner advertising was used in 1994″.
6. You know that the team of 12 engineers who built IBM pc were called “The Dirty Dozen”.
7. The other name of Microsoft Windows Tutorial is “Crash Course”.
8. The first computer mouse was invented around 1964 by Doug Engelbart and it is made of “Wood”.
9. You know what, Domain names were registering with the rate of more that 1 million a year and the first domain name ever sold was “Symbolics.com” and was registered on 15th March 1985.
10.Lastly, If you want computer aquarium, then you can happily have a “Macquarium”. Macquarium is actually built with old Mac Computers.