Sunday, January 29, 2006

Amazing Facts of Technology!

30-01-2006 to 04-02-2006
1. When Windows 3.1 was launched, 3 million copies were sold in first first two months.

2. Windows 95 can officially run on a 386DX at 20 MHz with just 4 MB of RAM.

3. It is much debated that whether any single person can be said to have invented computer. Examples of candidates are Charles Babbage and Konrad Zuse.

4. Konrad Zuse was a German Engineer who built series of computers, the Z1 to Z4 using binary logic.

5. A refresh rate of 85 Hz on your monitor means that every single pixel is refreshed 85 times a second.

6. EPSON stands for " Sons of Electronic Printer."

06-02-2006 to 11-02-2006
1. The fastest type of internet connection is T3, which can go upto 44 Mbps. It is mostly used by ISPs.

2. Bluesnarfing is the theft of Information from a wireless device through a Bluetooth connection.

3. Bluejacking is the practice of sending messages between mobile users using a bluetooth wireless connection.

4. Before joining Apple, John Sculley was CEO of Pepsi.

5. The most expensive game ever developed was ShueMue for Sega Dream Cast. It costed $20 million.

6. Every time mouse moves or it is clicked, it sends 3 bytes of data to computer it is attached.

13-02-2006 to 18-02-2006

1. Cyber Patrol, Surf Watch, Net Nanny and Big Brother are all access filters used to block access to objectionalble Web Sites.

2 Boeing was the first airline to discover the Y2K problem, way back in 1993.

3. Did you know that Domain registration was free until an announcement by the National Science Foundation on 14th September, 1995, changed it?

4. Original URL of Yahoo! was

5. Intel Co-founder George Moore said in1965, " The amount of information stored in one square inch of sillicon will double every 18 months." This came to be known as Moore's Law.

6. Intel Flying Pentium ads and 'Intel Inside' logo were made on an Apple Macintosh.

20-02-2006 to 25-02-2006
1. GUI stands for Graphical User Interface.
2. In 1984, Apple introduced the Macintosh, the first PC with graphical interface.
3. The computing for Pioneer 10 Spacecraft was done by the Intel 4004 microprocessor.
4. Intel's code name for its effort to make the one GHz microprocessor was Project Froster.
5. Intel stands for Integrated Electronics.
6. ULSI stands for Ultra Large Scale Integration, used in Microchips with over one million transistors.

27-02-2006 to 04-03-2006
1. Perl, the programming Language was created by Larry Wall with the intention of rehumasing Computing technology.
2. In IT world PnP recruit means an employee, who, like a Plug and Play device, can immediately be productive to the company because of his skills and knowledge.
3. Programs often use a series of nines as a code to shut down systems.
4. Apple had once planned to shorten the name of Macintosh computer to simply 'Mac' to stand for 'Mouse-Activated-Computer'.
5. HP's first inkjet printer was launched in 1984.
6. A Seagte Lab is 100 times cleaner than a typical hospital operating room

06-03-2006 to 11-03-2006
1. QWERTY keyboard was introduced in the year 1875.
2. The first commertial modem was developed by DATAPHONE by AT&T in 1960.
3. Cordless phones were first introduced in the year 1970.
4. India's first supercomputer is Intel XEON cluster owned by INTEL.
5. Adobe name came from the river Adobe Creek that ran behind the house of founder John Warnock.
6. The first hard disk of Seagate had a capacity of 5 MB.

13-03-2006 to 18-03-2006

1. The first high level programming language was Fortran.

2. When Steve Jobs announced Apple's partnership with Microsoft during the August 1997 Macworld trade show, the audience booed for 42 seconds!

3. David Bradley wrote the code for [ctrl] + [alt] + [delete] key sequence.

4. Head of the hard disk doesn't touch the platter, instead it floats few micrometers above the platter.

5. Did you know that first computer to perform a trillion operations per second was called "Gravity Pipline"?

6. The first ever ISP was "Compuserve", established in 1969. It still exits under AOL Time Warner.

20-03-2006 to 25-03-2006
1. "Stinger" was the code name used by microsoft for its smart phone platform, that was unveiled in 2001.

2. Java was created by James Gosling at Sun. He had to debate at coffee shop for the name " Java".

3. If you happened to open the case of original Macintosh, you would find 47 signatures, one for each member of Apple's Macintosh Division as of 1982.

4. On an average employees loose 15 minutes of a hour just deleting the spams.

5. After English, Japenese and German are most used languages on Internet.

6. China is second biggest target of Spam.

27-03-2006 to 01-03-2006
1. Vinton Cerf is the co-creator of TCP/IP and the internet.
2. Mathematician Blaise Pascal attempted automated computing as early as 1642.
3 Microsoft was co-founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen who presently is the chairman of Vulcan Northwest, an Investment firm.
4. Lindows Linux changed its name to Linspire Linux on April 14, 2004 after it lost a legal battle against Microsoft.
5. Bob Metcalfe created ETHERNET a trademark of XEROX company.
6. John Backus of IBM created FORTRAN in 1954.


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