Here Are a Few Interesting Computer Factoids for the Tech Curious

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The First Computer Mouse was Made of Wood

Computer Mouse
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Invented by Douglas Engelbart in 1964, the computer had a wooden shell encasing a circuit board with two metal wheels to move it.

A Moth Helped Coin the Term ‘Computer Bug’

On September 9, 1947, Harvard computer scientist Grace Hopper found a moth in her computer circuitry. The moth was stuck between two relay contacts causing a signal break.

Hotmail Hacked

In 1999, computers hackers revealed a security flaw that allowed anyone to log into a Hotmail account with the simple password: ‘EH’

Organized Crime Hacks

There are more than 5000 new computer viruses are released every month. Its estimated that 70% of virus writers work under contract for organized crime syndicates

Nano-Sized Transistors

Intel can now pack more than 100 million transistors in each square millimeter of chip.

Perry Jones is a content wizard, film critic, researcher, and author. He's published a number of eBooks and runs several profitable websites such as Black Diamond Social Club and UFOBeat.

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