Interesting Facts about Computers

Today, almost all of our work is done by some or the other computing machine. Computers are enhancing the technological growth with a rapid speed. The more we know about this super machine, is less. Knowing about few of the interesting computer facts can be fun. Mentioned below are few of the little known computer facts :-

1. There are approx. 6,000 new computer viruses released every month.

2. Doug Engelbart, invented the first computer mouse in the year 1964 and it was made up of wood!

3. It is believed that the first computer virus released in the world was a boot sector virus, which was created in the year 1986 by Farooq Alvi brothers. It was designed by them to protect their research work.
Modern Computers

4. A normal human being blinks 20 times in a minute, whereas a computer user blinks only 7 times a minute!

5. TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.

6. While it took the radio 38 years, and the television a short 13 years, it took the World Wide Web only 4 years to reach 50 million users.

 7. The first domain name ever registered was

8. On an average work day, a typist's fingers travel 12.6 miles. 

9. The world's first computer, called the Z1, was invented by Konrad Zuse in 1936. His next invention, the Z2 was finished in 1939 and was the first fully functioning electro-mechanical computer.

10. Domain names are being registered at a rate of more than one million names every month.

11.  The house of Bill Gates was designed using a Macintosh computer.

Replica of Z1 Computer, First Computer to be made
12. The group of 12 engineers who designed IBM PC were called "The Dirty Dozen".

13. One of the world's leading computer and computer peripheral manufacturer Hewlett Packard was first started in a garage at Palo Alto in the year 1939.

14. On eBay, there are an average of $680 worth of transactions each second.

15. Early hard drives in Personal Computers held 20 MB, or 20 Megabytes, and cost about $800. By comparison, an $8 flash drive holds 2 GB, or 2 Gigabytes. That's a 100-fold decrease in price and a 100-fold increase in capacity.

16. The computer mouse, the windowing GUI, laser printing, and the network card were all developed at one company; Xerox in Palo Alto, California.

17. The computer in your cell phone has more processing power than all the computers in the Apollo 11 Lunar Lander that put 2 men on the moon.

18. 'Crash Course' is another name for Microsoft Windows tutorials.

19. Although we normally think of computers as the ones we use in our everyday lives to surf the web, write documents etc, small computers are also embedded into other things such as mobile phones, toys, microwaves and MP3 players. We use computers all the time, often without even knowing it!

20. Almost all computer users must know how destructive a virus can be. But then, it would be interesting to know that a virus cannot corrupt your PC on its own. It corrupts your system only when you activate it by either downloading infected files from the Internet or by sharing these infected files.


Nobody can create a FOLDER anywhere on the computer which can be named as “CON” (without Quotes).

Actually CON is one of system reserved words, that's why it cant create CON Folder !!!