Facts and Trivia

Computer Trivia #8: The First Computer Virus

If you’ve been using computers every now and then, you definitely know about viruses,  and if you’ve been reading my blog,  then most likely you’ve seen a lot of  my topics about computer virus, malware and worm. Whatever name they have, they only mean one thing –headache. Do you know that the first ever computer virus was born in 1971 ... Read More »

Computer Trivia # 7: The First Laptop

Do you know that even before the first laptop is born, there are similar ideas that been brought by different people? One of the most notable was the concept of  Alan Kay, The Dynabook concept. But the first ever true laptop or portable computer available commercially was the Osborne 1 in 1981 that is under the CP/M operating system. Although it is ... Read More »

Computer Trivia # 6: 2011 Fastest Computer

Do you know that as of August 2011, the fastest computer in the world is the “K Computer”  developed by two Japanese computer RIKEN and Fujitsu? The said K Computer system has 672 computer racks, 68,544 CPUs and  8.162 petaflops calculation speed. It won the fastest supercomputer in the Top500 ranking of the world’s supercomputers considering that is only half ... Read More »

Computer Trivia #5: The Origin of Computer Mouse

Do you know that the computer mouse you are actually using now was called “mouse” because  of the cord? The computer mouse was invented by an American inventor named Douglas Carl Engelbart. The idea of the mouse started with his thoughts of finding way for people to interact with the computer screen. According to him, their team’s early ideas are ... Read More »

Computer Trivia #4: The Truth Behind The Virus Nickname Chernobyl

Do you know that on the  13th anniversary of Russia’s nuclear disaster that said to be the deadliest, a windows virus known as “chernobyl” damaged around 500,000 hard drive? Its screen name “Chernobyl Virus” was created because the first payload trigger of the said virus was coincidentally fall on April 16, 1999 which was the 13th anniversary of the Chernobyl ... Read More »

Computer Trivia #3: The Origin of the QWERTY Keyboard

Do you know that the computer keyboard you are using right now began with the invention of the typewriter? The transition of the typewriter into computer keyboard was made possible by some technological development. Computer keyboard is also known as “The QWERTY keyboard”. It was invented by American inventor , Christopher Sholes. The early computer keyboard was either a teletype ... Read More »

Computer Trivia #2: The Magic of 0 and 1 Digit

Do you know that computer only understand 2 digits? That digits are 0 and 1, and they are called Binary. When you type any letters or characters in your keyboard, computer does not understand it the way we do. The character you typed will be translated to binary code designated to it. Like for letter “M”, it has binary code ... Read More »

Computer Trivia #1: ENIAC, The First General-Purpose Electronic Computer

The first general-purpose electronic computer was a turing-complete digital computer known as ENIAC or Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer was invented by John Presper Eckert and John Mauchly at the University of Pennsylvania. The construction of ENIAC began in 1943 and last until 1946. ENIAC  measured around 8x3x100 feet had 1,500 relays, 7,200 crystal diodes, 17,468 vacuum tubes, 10,000 capacitors, ... Read More »