Saturday, April 9, 2011

Computers & IT

First hard disk drive was introduced by Seagate in 1979, which could hold 5 M.B. of data.

"The Dirty Dozen” is the name of 12 engineers who designed IBM PC.

HP (Hewlett Packard) was started at a garage in Palo Alto in 1939

QWERTY keyboard sequence is 129 years old

Maximum numbers of transistors on a chip are on nVidia GeFore 6800 Ultra, which contains 222 million of them

The average computer user blinks 7 times a minute

The first computer company to register for a domain name was digital equipment corporation.

First ever microprocessor by Intel was “4004”.

    • Replying more than 100 times to the same piece of spam e-mail will overwhelm the sender's system and interfere with their ability to send any more spam.
  • Bill Gates dropped out of college (Harvard) before founding Microsoft.
  •  It took 13 years for television to reach 50 million users- it took the Internet less than 4 years.
  • The Internet is the third-most used advertising medium in the world, closely catching up with traditional local newspapers and Yellow Pages.

  • ·        Researchers consider that the first search engine was Archie, created in 1990 by Alan Emtage, a student at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

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