Interesting Facts about the Computer

Sir Harold Thomas Flower. He is the maker of the world's first electronic computer in 1941 called Colossus and password used by the Unit-breaking British Military Secrets to decode Nazi radio transmissions.


ENIAC (Electronic numerator Intregrator Analyzer and Computer) is the world's first commercial computer. This computer weighs 60.000 pounds and the size of one large room (can not you imagine ???). ENIAC was completed in 1945. ENIAC was originally created for military purposes. This computer can not store the data.


William Henry Gates, or more commonly referred to as Bill Gates is the richest person in the world during the last 12 years (according to the magazine Forbel). Gates is the founder and chairman of Microsoft company engaged in software. He is also the founder of Corbis company engaged in the digital image archive.

When SD Gates very good at math and science. At SMU, he and his friend Paul Allen founded a company called Traf-O-Data that selling system of traffic flow data to the government. He also helped pay for the company's payment system Portland.
In 1975, Gates called MITS that he has made the program a BASIC for the Altair 8800 but it was not. MITS very interested in the programs offered by him so that Gates and Allen made the program within 2 months and sold it to MITS. He then founded the company Micro-Soft and decided to come out of Harvard University. In 1977 Gates was in jail for speeding road. In 1980 IBM decided to make the hardware for the PC, and requires the operating system. Gates made MS-DOS operating system disk or Micro-Soft. MS-DOS hard sell and make the company Micro-Soft is the end to Microsoft and became corporate giants. Microsoft developed MS-DOS to Windows. Sells Windows and Gates became very rich by selling the Windows operating system. Microsoft has thousands of patents and Gates had nine patents in his name.

Insects, in English or a bug, it could have been included in the casing. But that meant insects or bugs to the computer is not the insect life.
The bug is an error or failure in a computer program that does not run properly. For example, when we cool to play the game, suddenly the computer hangs or freezes. The bug usually occurs because of lack of careful attention to the programmer in writing programs, could also be due to a program requires 128 MB memory and a computer with 64 MB memory is forced to save the program with that much memory so that there is a failure because of lack of memory.

The first bug was a moth. In 1945, Grace Murray Hopper and his team are working on the computer calculator Mark II Aiken Relay Harvard University. Then his computer problems. After looking for the cause, there were bees on Relay # 70 in panel F. Bees were then removed. Since then the term bug is used as the damage in the computer work. The term to get rid of bugs is called debugging.

Around the 1950s, the American air defense request be made a tool to send data over the phone. The first commercial modem was made AT & T and the Bell 103 in a tender launched in 1962 with a speed of 300 bits / second. In 1996 the existing modem with a speed of 56,000 bits / second.

1947 is considered to be the year when the game first played on the CRT tube. Still a simple game, about aircraft that had to shoot a target. At that graphics can not be described electronically on the CRT screen. 1950s, created the first graphical game with the Tic-Tac-Toe. Most of the early computer games made by the University. 1960s created Spacewar game played by two people. This is the first game sold widely and instantly became the most popular game at that time.
Then made a game that can be played on the screen televisions. This game called Chase. The author then developed into a game that includes some games. Odyssey released the 1970 games which is the first video game. Atari game company make a ping-pong game that sells. Then the games began to be made portable. Taito Space Invaders create a game or shooting game alien spacecraft. This is the first game called the golden era of gaming.

There gameboy made of 18 carat gold and encrusted with diamonds around the screen. Game Boy was made by Aspreys of London, the price is $ 25,000.00 USD or approximately USD 225 million. This is a gameboy most expensive ever sold. PDP-1 is sold with the game Space Wars and was made 1960, the price is $ 120,000.00 USD which is now equivalent to $ 760,000.00 or USD 6.84 billion. This is the most expensive game system ever sold.
Shenmue game was made for 7 years until 1999 and its development costs more than $ 20,000.000. Shenmue was made for the Dreamcast by Sega. Shenmue is the most realistic game in the market today and is the most expensive computer game ever sold.

Mouse pad or mouse mat is used for a flat surface and a computer mouse can work well. There is a mouse made handmade in the UK for Formula 1 by a technician. Mouse pad is made of solid carbon fiber. It costs about $ 489.00 or about USD 4.4 million. This mouse pad is the world's most expensive ever sold.

In July 1975, Dick Heiser opened the first computer store called "The Computer Store" in California. The Computer Store sells computer equipment, books and magazines related to computers.

In 2004, SCO Group Inc.. in Colorado fell ill from the virus MyDoom worm DDOS. The disadvantage to $ 38.5 billion USD, or about Rp.346.5 trillion. SCO Group to award $ 250,000 or approximately USD 25.2 trillion to catch the virus MyDoom.B. Other viruses that have been known to cause large losses are: viruses SoBig that causes loss of $ 37.1 billion or Rp 333.9 trillion, viruses Love Bug menyebabkab loss of $ 15 billion or around Rp 135 trillion, and the virus Code Red which causes losses of up to $ 2 billion, or about Rp 18 trillion .


Smeagol the Gollum, is one of the characters in the film The Lord of the Rings created by Weta Digital. With more than 200 facial expressions and 300 muscle movement, this is the character most expensive computer ever made.

NCSA Mosaic created by Marc Andreesen at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications in April 1993 for special purposes. But WorldWideWeb made Tim Berners-Lee in December 2000 is considered as the first web browser because of extensive use. His name was later changed so the Nexus. In October 1994, Netscape released the beta version of Mozilla and became the first commercial Web browser.

Timithy Sir John "Tim" Berners-Lee is pertma person who created the world wide web in August 1991. site is

In October 1994 HotWired started thinking to accept advertising on the Internet because the Internet is now used by the public. AT & T to install 468 x 60 banner posted on the website HotWired site. This is the first advantage of the Internet. Dale Dougherty in 1993 launched the Global Network Navigator, AOL purchased in 1995, this is regarded as the first commercial web site.

YEAR 1991, Paul Jardetzky, Qunetin Stafford-Fraser and Cambrige University students create a program for displaying images on-line.
In 1993, a new web widely available to all Internet users.

Search engine designed for the Internet first made in 1993 under the name World Wide Web Warderer (Wadex). WebCrawler, 1994, is the first search engine based on the text, such as search engines that now.

COMPUTER that can beat Grandmaster Chess.
IBM supercomputer Deep Blue was the first computer to beat chess grandmaster, Gary Kasparov, in 1995 in Philadelhia, the United States. Students - PhD student at Carnegie Mellon University, Feng-hsiung Hsu, Murray Campbell and Thomas Anatharaman create Deep Blue in 1985 which is a computer chess game the fastest and greatest ever made. This computer could choose the step movement of thousands of chess pieces - thousands of movement contained in the data warehouse. Deep Blue is also capable memperkiraka to 200 million in one second movement, really great when compared to Kasparov who is only able to estimate the three movements in the same time. One advantage of Deep Blue is never forgotten or distorted by his opponent.


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