We can all agree that one of the hottest and most fascinating topics out there today that everyone talks about is technology. Technology can be compared to a kaleidoscope, the way things are forever changing and developing, bringing us to a future we could have only imagined. Not many people can go without technology on a daily basis. And when it comes to technology, there are so many facts and information one can learn, so we’ve created a shortlist of some of the most interesting facts about technology,
Email Existed Before The World Wide Web
Most people probably don’t even know this interesting fact, but emails have actually been around longer than the worldwide web. Back in the day, you had to use a computer and a rotary telephone to connect to a service called Micronet. This was, in fact, pre-WWW, so there were definitely no URLs. It only consisted of numbered webpages so for emails, the webpage number was 7776.
A PC (Personal Computer) as we know it today was actually called something else during the 1950s. PCs actually went by the name “Electronic Brains”. It is believed that the name PC began to be used during the middle to late 1960s. Now, this is something most likely not many people know about.
Computer programming is the process of designing and building a practical computer program to successfully accomplish a specific computing result. At present, computer programming is one of the fastest-growing professions that are related to technology.
Did you know that changing fonts can save printer ink? Well, now you do! Not all fonts are created equally and people may use different types of fonts for many specific reasons such as delivering a message, for decoration or designs. The theory goes that if you use a ‘lighter’ font (with a lighter stroke), you’ll use slightly less ink per page. Good to know, right?
Along with these facts comes two theories that the QWERTY keyboard was actually designed to slow down your typing. The first theory starts to make sense when you take a look at a manual typewriter. If a person had to type too fast, the keys could get stuck. QWERTY placed the letters of the alphabet at a distance from each other and slowed typists down. The second theory goes that, telegraph operators designed the QWERTY layout because it was easier (and faster) to unscramble Morse code.
Believe it or not but when it comes to technology, people have phobias about it too. We’re just going to mention two, for now, technophobia is the fear of technology whereas cyberphobia is the fear of computers. You’re probably thinking this is so bizarre but indeed there are people out there with these fears.