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10 amazing facts about the computer

by LLB Reporter
7th Dec 16 11:35 am

Do you know any of these?

I don’t know about you but I find tech fascinating, so I thought I’d take a look into ten facts about the famous computer!

1. Only about 10 per cent of the world’s currency is physical money, the rest only exists on computers

2. The first computer mouse was made by a man called Doug Engelbart and it was made from wood.

3. On average a person blinks 20 times a minute but when looking at a computer he/she only blinks seven times a minute, make sure to rest those eyes from time to time!

4. Over 80 per cent of emails that are sent daily are spams

5. The very first electro mechanical computer was developed in 1939

6. The first hard drive was created in 1979 and held only 5MB of data

7. If a computer was as powerful as the human brain it would perform about 38 thousand trillion operations per second and would hold roughly 3,584 terabytes of memory.

8. Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, was a college drop out

9. The “email” is older than the World Wide Web

10. The very first Apple computer which was built by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, was made by selling various items they owned and by scrounging for spare parts.

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