Without doubt, we live in a world of computers. These machines for long now have been reducing human labour and making lives simpler and simpler.
As per definition, computer is a device which has the ability to perform arithmetic and logic operations automatically. This is something many of us know, but there are lots of amazing and interesting facts about all these silicon devices.
So here are few such interesting facts about computers for you.
#1. Charles Babbage, known as father of computers invented the first computer (mechanical) which in no means looks similar to your laptops or desktops. But anyways programmable computing started with him.
The early electronic computers which came out in the 1940s, were of the size of large rooms and even they are vastly different than today’s computers.
#2. Though you do a lot of stuff with your computers say run games, movies, software etc. All of them result from your computer’s ability to perform small instructions which include adding numbers and moving data between places. That’s it!
Simply a few millions of such small instructions result your web browsers, video players, word processors etc.
#3. The modern computers are being built with transistors in form of integrated chips. But if someone were to connect each transistor individually (almost impossible), then we have it our ancestral room-sized computer!
#4. Computers are not just machines which can help you write documents, surf web; they can even help you wash clothes (as in washing machines), cook food (as in microwaves).
The only difference is the processors present in such electronic goods are capable of performing only one specific task. It surely isn’t the case with our laptops or desktops.
#5. The circuitry in computers is very sensitive, so much so that static electricity is sufficient to destroy it.
So before you put your hands into the case of your computer next time, keep this in mind.