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The Fascinating History of Computers

Prabhakar Pillai Nov 19, 2020
Computers exist in every sphere of human life today. Take this fun quiz to ascertain your computer history awareness.
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Cool Fact
The first ever computer mouse was made of wood and invented way back in 1964 by Doug Engelbart.
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Interesting Tidbit
The first working computer resembled an over-sized calculator.
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Quick Bite
More than 5000 fresh computer viruses are disseminated every month - a significant and worrying figure.
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Interesting Fact
The initial name of windows was 'Interface Manager' - a relatively boring moniker.
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Did You Know?
Susan Wojcicki who let out her garage to the founders of Google went on to bag the position of CEO of YouTube - A prestigious assignment.
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Did You Know?
The world's first ever webcam was put to use at Cambridge University. The purpose was pretty trivial - to keep watch on a coffee maker.
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For Your Information
The QWERTY keyboard was designed to bring down users' typing speed.
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Awesome Fact
The technology giants HP, Microsoft and Apple all started their operations in a garage. Humble beginnings indeed.
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Fun Fact
Spam mail constitute a staggering 80% of emails dispatched daily.
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Incredible Fact
Englishman Alan Turing is considered the father of Computer Science. The movie 'Imitation Game' chronicles his life and considerable scientific achievements.
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Super Fact
NASA was once hacked by a 15 year old named Jonathan James. It resulted in a 21 day long disruption of the space organisation's operations.
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Amazing Fact
In 1965, Mary Kenneth Keller became the first American woman to be awarded a Ph.D in Computer Science. Way to go.
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