Computers and Technology
After spending hours working at a computer display, look at a blank piece of white paper. It will probably appear pink.
An Athlon 600 mhz CPU has 22 million transistors.
In 1998, 9.4 billion E-mail messages were sent per day.
The term `Hypertext` was coined in 1965 by Ted Nelson who used it to describe the multimedia system he proposed called `Xanadu`
Moore`s Law states that computer performance doubles every 18 to 24 months, and ever since Intel's 4004 chip in 1971, this has been true.
Microsoft's TerraServer database stores more than one terabyte (1,000 gigabytes) of detailed aerial and satellite photos.
There are an estimated 800 million web pages available on the web and experts estimate the web doubles in size every 8 months.
SGI`s Blue Mountain super computer at Los Alamos has 1.5 terabytes of RAM, more than any other computer on earth.
The IBM RAMAC 305 in 1956 stored 5 megabytes of data which cost $10,000 per megabyte. Compared to today at less than a buck a megabyte.
The first hard drive available for the Apple II had a capacity of 5 Megabytes
The forward slash character on your keyboard is also known as a slant, virgule or solidus
The first personal computer was called the Altair and was made by a company called MITS in 1974. It came in a kit and had to be assembled by the user.
In 1943, Navy officer Grace Hopper had no choice but to fix a computer glitch manually. The source of the problem? A moth. Hence the term ""computer bug.""
The symbol on the ""pound"" key (#) is called an octothorpe.
Apple sold more iOS (iPhones, iPods, iPads) devices in 2011 than Macs in 28 years