Interesting Technology Facts

Interesting Technology Facts

  1. The man known as the Father of Information Theory, Claude Shannon, invented the digital circuit – the foundation of the magic that provides us all access to the Internet today – during his master’s degree program, when he was just 21 years old.
  1. The first mouse was invented by Douglas Engelbart in 1963; it consisted of a hard wooden shell and two clunky metal wheels.


  1. The first personal computer was created by Berkeley Enterprises. Affectionately referred to asSimon, it sold for a pricey $300 in 1950.
  1. Google rents out goats from a company called California Grazing to help cut down the amount of weeds and brush at Google HQ!
  2. The word robot comes from the Czechrobota“. This translates into forced labour, or work.
  3. On an average work day, a typist’s fingers travel about 12.6 miles.
  4. The 30th of November is known as “Computer Security Day“.
  5. A red panda is an animal native to the Himalayas and southwestern China. The English word for red panda is ‘Firefox’ which is where the browser gets its name from – so the Firefox logo is actually a red panda, not a fox!
  6. There are more than 682 million iPhone across the globe.
  7. In 2012, at least 17 newborn girls were named Siri.

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