fun facts about computers

Ten Fun Facts about Computers

Computers are amazing machines that have changed the way we live, work and play.


Here are ten fun facts about computers:


1. The first electronic computer was called the ENIAC and was invented in 1946.

2. The world’s first computer virus was created in 1974.

3. The first personal computer was the Apple II, released in 1977.

4. Microsoft Windows is the most popular operating system for personal computers.

5. More than 1 billion people use computers worldwide.

6. Computers can do billions of calculations per second!

7. A single Google search uses about 0.0003 kWh of energy – that’s equivalent to searching for 3 words on a standard home PC using 1 watt of power for one hour!

8. The average person spends more time interacting with digital devices than they do sleeping – around 8 hours a day!

9. Apple co-founder Steve Jobs once said “Computers are like trucks; if you want one, you really need it, but once you have one, you might not ever need another one again”.

10. In binary code (the language of computers), 01001010 equals 42 – which just happens to be “The Answer to Life, the Universe and Everything” according to Douglas Adams’ book The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy!

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