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INTERESTING COMPUTER FACTS!!!

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Ever wondered where the ubiquitous Laptop came from?

It is believed that the Laptop’s great granddaddy was the Gavilan SC, a truly portable computer introduced back in 1983





The first 1 GB hard drive was sold in 1950s, weighed 250 kg and cost about $40,000. Imagine carrying that bad boy in your back pack!

The first Apple II computers that went on sale in 1977 had 1MHz processor speed and 4kB of RAM Named after the McIntosh variety of Apples, the first Macintosh was released in 1984. It was the first commercially successful personal computer to have a graphical user interface and a mouse



According to the UNEP(United Nations Environmental Programme), each year, the world generates 20 million to 50 million metric tons of e waste



You've heard of computerbugs right? Minor glitches in code that hamper smooth operation. But in 1947, when a computer (Harvard Mark 1) was running a test of it’s multiplier and adder function engineers noticed something was wrong despite rechecking everything. On …