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Get All The Astonishing Facts About Today's Technology You Need To Permanently Satiate Your Hunger To Know Something Amazing About Technology And Fascinating TechiesThis eBook Is One Of The Most Valuable Resources When It Comes To Amazing Knowledge Of Technology! Technology, like most aspects of our life that pass us by and we take for granted, has history. Since technological progress has been fast enough to send every one of us into a tizzy, we tend to lose sight of the pioneers, of the technologies that changed our lives. This eBook is meant to bring us closer to reality, closer to our technology history, closer to the people who made it happen.In this eBook you will learn:In 1969, computer firm Honey well released the H316 “Kitchen Computer”, the first home computer, priced at $10,600.In 1976, the term “personal computer”, (PC) first appeared in print, in the May issue of Byte Magazine.The ENIAC, the first real computer had 20,000 vacuum tubes and 40 racks of equipment, and ran up a daily electric bill of $60, a large amount at the time, the mid 1940s.On 4th July, 1996, Sabeer Bhatia and Jack Smith launched Hotmail. In 1997, they sold it to Microsoft for an estimated price of $385 million.In the summer of 1969, UNIX was developed. Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, was born the same year.In 1993, Intel released the Pentium processor. It was a 60 MHz processor, incorporating 3.2 million transistors. It sold for $878 apiece.Yahoo! derived its name from the word Yahoo coined by Jonathan Swift in Gulliver’s Travels. A Yahoo is a person who is repulsive in appearance and action and is barely human!The search engine ‘Lycos’ is named for Lycosidae, the Latin name for the wolf spider family.It was once considered a letter in the English language. The Chinese call it a little mouse, Danes and Swedes call it ‘elephant’s trunk’, Germans a spider monkey, and Italians a snail. Israelis pronounce it ‘strudels’ and the Czechs say ‘rollmops’…What is it? The @ sign.‘Carnivore’ is the Internet surveillance system developed by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), who developed it to monitor the electronic transmissions of criminal suspects.Did you know that the name of the famous search engine AltaVista came into existence when some one accidentally read and suggested the word ‘Alto’ written near the word ‘Vista’ on an unclean whiteboards as ‘AltaVista’? Boeing was the first airline to discover the Y2K problem, way back in 1993....and 488 more like these i.e. fascinating, amazing + stunning photographs! CLICK HERE TO KNOW MORE >>
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