17 Interesting Facts about Computers

Here is a list of 17 Interesting facts about computers.
Computers as we know them today only really started being made in 1980.
Computers use a microprocessor that makes extremely fast calculations.
Over 6,000 new computer viruses are released every month. You should be careful what you download!
The first computer mouse was made out of wood in 1964.
Only 8% of the world’s currency is physical money, the rest only exists on computers.
Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft was a college drop out.
The 'Email' is older than the World Wide Web.
The first 1GB hard disk, announced in 1980, weighed about 550 pounds, and was priced at $40,000.
Sweden is a country with the highest percentage of Internet users (75%).
Computer circuitry can be destroyed by static electricity. It is so mild for humans that we don't even feel it.
Hard drives can now be found as large as 16TB, but the first hard drive created in 1979 could hold only 5MB of data.
80% of the emails sent daily are spam.
The first personal computer was the Berkeley Enterprises "Simon" which sold for $300 in 1950.
The precision quartz clock in a computer cannot keep accurate time.
Floppy disks in the late 1970s were 8 inches in diameter.
The VIC-20 computer from Commodore sold for $299 in 1980 with 5K of RAM.
In the 1950s computers were commonly referred to as "electronic brains."
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