Fact for the day: 4-07-2012

The first 1 GB hard drive was sold in 1950s, weighed 250 kg and cost about $40,000. Imagined carry that bad boy in your back pack!

The first Apple II computers that went on sale in 1977 had 1MHz processor speed and 4kB RAM.

Named after the McIntosh variety of Apples, the Macintosh was released in 1984. It was the first commercially successful personal computer to have a graphical user interface and a mouse.

According to the UNEP(United Nations Environmental Programme), each year, the world generates 20 million to 50 million metric tons of e-waste.

You’ve heard of computer bugs right? Minor glitches in code that hamper smooth operation. But in 1947, when a computer (Harvard Mark 1) was running a test of it’s multiplier and adder function engineers noticed something was wrong despite rechecking everything. On further investigation engineers found a moth in Panel F. The moth was trapped, removed and taped into computer’s logbook with the words : “FIRST ACTUAL CASE OF A BUG BEING FOUND”.

Blowfish12@2012 blowfish12.tk Author: Sudharsun. P. R.

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