Every year on Dec 02, World Computer Literacy Day is marked to raise awareness of the value of computer literacy. Here are some fascinating facts about computers.
World Computer Literacy Day was first observed by the Indian computer firm NIIT and it was recognised in 2001.
In 1786, Johann Henrich von Muller created a paper prototype of a computer, calling it Difference Engine, which is referred to be evolved into modern computers.
ENIAC, the first programmable electronic computer, was created in 1945. It weighed over 27 tonnes and had an 1800 sq.ft. footprint.
In 1956, IBM released the RAMAC 305, the first hard disc drive. It had a storage capacity of 5MB, weighed over a ton, and sold more than 1,000 units.
Around 90% of the world's currency is stored on computers thanks to online banking and in-network currencies. Only 8% to 10% are physically present.
There were just 50 known computer viruses in 1990; today, there are over 48 000, and more than 6,000 new infections are developed and distributed each month.
MyDoom, a computer virus that infected Microsoft Windows in 2004 and caused damage estimated at $38 billion, is thought to be the most expensive one.
China Telecom’s Data Center is the largest data center in the world. Yotta D1, owned by the Hiranandani Group in Greater Noida, UP, is the biggest data center in India.
With 86 million data breaches just in 2021, India is reportedly at the third place in the world for the most cyberattacks.