Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Some facts about current technology that you may not know

In today's topic, we will talk about some extremely interesting facts about technology that many of you may not know.


  1. In 1989, British scientist Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web program and published the first website, which can be seen here.
  2. In 1983, Motorola introduced the world's first mobile phone, the DynaTAC 8000x. When this wireless phone was released, it cost $3,995 and had a talk time of 30 minutes.
  3. Riken Research Lab and Fujitsu have developed the Fugaku supercomputer. In June 2020, Fugaku overtook IBM's Summit supercomputer as the world's most powerful, but now the US-made Frontier has overtaken it in May 2022.
  4. Douglas Engelbart of the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) invented the first computer mouse. Douglas Engelbart began working on the computer mouse in the early 1960s.
  5. The project that started with government funding at a university (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC)) made history as the world's first computer capable of electronic programming.
  6. Everyone knows that Wikipedia is run by thousands of people, but on the other hand, most people do not know that hundreds of bots also contribute to running Wikipedia. ClueBot NG is constantly making changes to Wikipedia pages. Another type of bot also provides standard data in online encyclopedias. It is because of this combination of humans and bots that Wikipedia runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week without any hassle.
  7. Have you ever thought about where the name Google came from? In fact, it is a spelling mistake. Originally it was "googol", which represents a large number in mathematics, but by the time the company was formed, those who created the Google search engine changed its name to Google. Perhaps it was easier to pronounce and looked more appropriate to read.
  8. In 1981, Microsoft began developing a program called "Interface Manager". Most people do not know this name because Interface Manager became Microsoft Windows in 1983.
  9. Apple Computer co-founder Ronald Wayne designed the original Apple logo when the company started. In the 1970s, Apple's logo featured scientist Isaac Newton sitting under an apple tree. If pictures are shown today, maybe no one can recognize Apple Company's original logo.
  10. You will be surprised to know that email came long before the World Wide Web. Before the advent of the web, email worked differently than it does today. To connect to Micronet and access email web pages, users had to dial a rotary phone. However, at that time only researchers and government officials used email.
  11. In 1999 Yahoo and Excite were at the top in search engine popularity. One of Google's founders, Larry Page, offered Excite CEO George Bell to sell Google. Page wanted $750,000 and a 1% share of Excite in return, and Page also demanded that George Bell abandon his Excite search engine technology and use Google instead. Bell rejected the offer which proved to be his biggest mistake. Now no one knows Excite and Google reigns.

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