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20 Computer Facts!

Computers and similar devices are used by almost everyone. This brilliant invention has had the power to connect people in unimaginable ways. Here are 20 fun facts about computers!

  1. The first computer weighed almost 30 tons.

  2. The original name of Windows was Interface Manager.

  3. People blinked less while using computers.

  4. The first computer programmer was a woman named Ada Lovelace.

  5. 80% of emails sent are spam emails.

  6. The first computer mouse was made of wood.

  7. MIT has computers that can detect a fake smile from a real smile.

  8. MyDoom was the fastest-spreading virus ever created. The total damage done by MyDoom is a whopping $38 billion.

  9. The Dvorak keyboard is actually the most efficient keyboard.

  10. Computers sort through 95% of US postal mail.

  11. In 1936, Russia invented a computer that ran on water.

  12. TYPEWRITER is the longest word that you can write using the letters only on one row of the keyboard of your computer.

  13. Email was first used in 1971.

  14. Computers have fans to keep them cool; otherwise they’ll get too hot.

  15. Over 6,000 computer viruses are released each month.

  16. HP, Google, Microsoft and Apple all started out of garages.

  17. The first Apple computer ever made by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak was made from old parts they collected for free from their staff.

  18. A computer’s memory is referred to as RAM.

  19. The first computer video games were invented in 1962.

  20. The word “password” is among the most used passwords.

BY: Nami Mahajan

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