10 Mind-Blowing Facts About Computers & Information Technology

By:- Karam

02 May 2023

1. The first known computer programmer in history was a woman named Lady Ada Lovelace.

2. Ada Lovelace’s first algorithm for Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine in the 1840s.

3. Douglas Engelbart, the inventor, used a wooden shell and two metal wheels to build the first mouse prototype in 1964.

4. The term "bug" for a computer glitch originated in 1947 when a moth got trapped in a relay of Harvard University's Mark.

5. The average smartphone today has more computing power than NASA's Apollo 11 spacecraft that landed on the moon.

6. The first electronic computer, the ENIAC, weighed about 27 tons and occupied a space equivalent to a large room.

7. The world's first hard drive, the IBM 350 Disk File, was the size of two refrigerators and had a capacity of just 5 megabytes.

8. The first domain name ever registered was "symbolics.com" on March 15, 1985. It is still active today.

9. The QWERTY keyboard layout was designed to slow down typists in order to prevent mechanical typewriters from jamming.

10. The first computer virus was created in 1983 by Fred Cohen. It was called the "Elk Cloner" and infected Apple.