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October 10, 2008

TGIF - fun facts

Welcome to Friday - to finish the week, here are interesting some facts from computing.

  • The QWERTY keyboard layout is 129 years old.
  • Macquariums are aquariums made from old macintosh computers.
  • Bill gates & Paul Allen started a company called Traf-O-Data to monitor traffic flow.
  • David Bradley wrote the code for [Ctr]+[Alt]+[Delete] key sequence.
  • Tetris has sold over 40 million copies worldwide, since it began in 1982
  • The first hard drive available for the Apple had a capacity of 5 megabytes.
And also:

In 1945 a computer at Harvard malfunctioned and Grace Hopper, who was working on the computer, investigated, found a moth in one of the circuits and removed it. Ever since, when something goes wrong with a computer, it is said to have a bug in it.

And you can play Tetris free here.

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