We have so much passion for innovations and technologies. But have you taken time to dig
deep about facts relating to these things? Here are some facts you may not have known:
The email had its existence long before the world wide web
You probably don’t even think before composing a one-line email message and sending it. But it wasn’t always so easy. There’s an interesting clip on YouTube: How to send an Email – Database – 1984. This was from a tech TV show called Database and the presenters
demonstrated what it took to actually send an email back in those days. to connect to a service called Micronet, you have to use a computer and a rotary telephone. This was pre-WWW, so there were no URLs, just numbered web pages. For emails, the
webpage number was 7776
Until 1995 domain name registration was free
People did not really know the capability of the internet back then and this gave a good few huge opportunities to own all kinds of doing domain names. And in 1995 a company called Network Solutions was given the rights to charge people for domain names. And it so exorbitant too: prices typically started at $100 per two years of registration.
As much as 30 percent of this was a fee that went to the National Science Foundation to create an Internet Intellectual Infrastructure Fund. This fee was later reversed in 1997, bringing the charge down to $70 for two years.
Doug Engelbart invented the first computer mouse. And it has its carved from wood.
QWERTY keyboard was designed to slow you down. If you want to type faster, try the Dvorak Keyboard.
A red panda traces its origin to the Himalayas and southern China.
When it is translated, the English word for red panda is “Firefox” and that is where the browser takes its name from.
The word robot has its origin from Czech “robota” and when translated in English it means
Alaska is the only state in America where when the traditional English QWERTY keyboard and type the name in a row
The world's first ever invented the camera took almost 8 hours to snap a photo
Computer disc reads from Inside edge to the outside while the reverse is the case on how
the first ever VCR was the size of a piano. And it was created in 1956