Weird but true facts about technology

From fonts to printer ink

Changing fonts can save printer ink. People create different kinds of fonts for all kinds of reasons. The theory is, if you use a 'lighter' font, you'll use slightly less ink per page. With this method you'll likely save about 10 per cent ink.

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Email before the WWW

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.

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QWERTY layout

There are actually two theories. The first says that QWERTY placed common alphabets at a distance from each other to slow typists down. Another theory is that telegraph operators designed it because it was easier to decipher Morse code.

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Digital currency

92% of the world's currency is digital. This means that most of the money you earn exists only on computers and hard drives. This low percentage seems absurd but actually it makes sense considering that most large transactions are done electronically anyway.

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Free domains

Domain name registrations were free until 1995. This was a huge opportunity for people to own all kinds of do domain names. It was in 1995 that a company called Network Solutions was granted the rights to charge people for domain names.

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Data weight

In 1956, 5 megabytes (5MB) of data weighed a ton. It was 1956 when IBM launched RAMAC, the first computer with something like a hard drive that we use today. The whole cabinet weighed over 1000kg and the 5MP data was spread over 50 huge aluminium disks.

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The Mouse

When the first pointing device was invented in the early 60's by Douglas Engelbart and Bill English, it was called the X-Y Position Indicator for Display Systems. In 1968, Engelbart showed off word processing, graphics, windows, file linking and control using a 'mouse'.

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Computer on water

Before the miniaturisation of transistors, computers had a much more visible system of counting and needed some sort of power source to function. Vladimir Lukyanov built something like this in 1936 but he used water to create a computer that solved partial differential equations.

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Wikipedia bots

Wikipedia's mission is to make knowledge freely available to anyone. However, anyone with internet can alsoe dit pages – which results in what they call vandalism. The bots keep a track of all changes made and instantly revert back to the 'correct' version.

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