Discovering Interesting Facts About Computers

By: Peter

The Z1 was the first fully operational digital computer developed by Konrad Zuse in 1936. Zuse can be considered the inventor of the “modern computer”.


IBM released the world’s first computer hard drive in 1956. It weighed more than a ton (that’s bigger than a refrigerator!)


Only about 10% of the world’s currency is physical money, the rest only exists on computers; Bitcoin, Ethereum, ripple, etc.


More than 5000 new computer viruses are released every month. Creeper virus was the first computer virus ever developed, created it in 1971 by Bob Thomas.


“TYPEWRITER” is the longest word that you can type using the letters only on one row of the keyboard of your computer.


In the U.S., the password used for the computer controls of nuclear-tipped missiles was “00000000” for 20 years


There is a website called “The Useless Web”. This is the last treatment for your boredom. If you ever feel bored please visit.


The first Apple computer was made by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak using old parts they collected for free from their staff!


 Around 50% of all Wikipedia vandalism is caught by a single computer program with more than 90% accuracy.


If there was a computer as powerful as the human brain, it would hold more than 3580 terabytes of memory and be able to do 38 thousand trillion operations per second.



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