Interesting Facts About Computers

The computer is probably one of the most useful machines ever created. Today, majority of our work is done by some computing machine or the other. Computers are enhancing technological growth at an ever-increasing speed. How much do we know about the computer, we look at a few interesting facts about the computer:

– Over 6,000 new computer viruses are released every month.
– The first computer mouse, constructed in 1964, was made out of wood. It was constructed by Doug Engelbart.
– On average, a human being blinks 20 times a minute. That decreases to only 7 times a minute when in front of a computer.
– The first electro-mechanical computer was developed in 1939.
– By the end of 2012, there were 17 billion devices connected to the internet.
– 5 out of every 6 internet pages are porn related.
– Over 1 million domain names are registered monthly.
– Facebook would be the third largest country in the World. The social network has over 800 million internet users
– The first hard drive was created in 1979 and could hold 5MB of data.
– 20% of online viruses are released by organized crime units.
– The engineers who developed the IBM PC were known as “The Dirty Dozen”

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