Technology Facts Of 2013

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July 7, 2013NewsNo comments

I recently travelled the big wide web to get some facts for a paper I was writing and came across some amazing facts that I wanted to share! Technology facts, the weird, the strange and the wonderful, let us begin!

Technology Facts

  • The average computer user blinks 7 times a minute
  • 1 in 6 people used the Internet in north America in 1999
  • There are 260 million people using the Internet right now
  • The very first ISP was Compuserve which is AOL and still exists today
  • Telnet is one of the oldest communication forms on the Internet and today it is used to connect to MYSQL databases and more.
  • The number of Internet users in the United Kingdom rise by 75% each and every year.
  • An average person received 24 emails per day!
  • The Butler from AskJeeves.com made his debut at a festival in the Macy’s thanks giving parade in 2000.
  • The very first Internet worm was created by a Robert Morris and was released November 1st 1988 which infected 6000 hosts.
  • When Internet explorer was released some Microsoft workers left a huge letter E along with a balloon and a message saying “We Love You” on Netscapes front lawn.
  • Boeing was the first airline to discover the Y2K problem in 1993.
  • The origional Yahoo URL was http://akebono.stanford.edu/
  • The first computer mouse was invented in 1963.
  • Apollo had less processing power than a modern cell phone.

Bio: Interesting facts huh? Here’s another quick one… The first hard drive was made by IBM 1956, it was the size of a cabinet and stored an impressive 5MB of data! Thank god we have people like sharefile these days, eh?