amazing tech facts

Some amazing tech facts are listed below.

  • In 1981, while working on MS-DOS, Bill Gates made a prediction that 640K of RAM should be enough for everyone.
  • The first word processing software developed in 1975, was called Electric Pencil.
  • Intel released its first Pentium processor in 1993. It was a 60MHz processor with 3.2 million transistors.
  • The first cellular phone communication network was launched in Japan, in 1979.
  • The original URL of Yahoo! was http://akebono.stanford.edu/
  • Domain Registration was free until 14th September 1995.
  • Google got its name from the word googol, which means the number "one followed by a hundred zeroes".
  • It took 13 years for television to reach 50 million users - it took the Internet less than 4 years.
  • The first patent for a typewriter was issued for Englishman Henry Mill in 1714.
  • The CD-ROM made its debut in 1984 through the combined efforts of Philips and Sony.
All tech facts listed from "1001 Tech Facts: Trivia That Gives You The Edge", issued by Digit in 2004.

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