Technology and new Computer related Stuffs

AMAZING FACTS ABOUT INTERNET:
1. Worldwide Web was developed in Objective C programming language.
2. The “www” part of a web site is optional and is not required by any web policy or standard.
3. All three letter word combinations from aaa.com to zzz.com are already registered as domain names.
4. The term Internet and World Wide Web are often used in every-day speech without much distinction. However, the Internet and the World Wide Web are not one and the same. The Internet is a global data communications system. It is a hardware and software infrastructure that provides connectivity between computers. In contrast, the Web is one of the services communicated via the Internet. It is a collection of interconnected documents and other resources, linked by hyperlinks and URLs.
5. The Internet was called the ‘Galactic Network’ in memos written by MIT’s JCR Licklider in 1962.
6. Researchers consider that the first search engine was Archie, created in 1990 by Alan Emtage, a student at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.
7. 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’s…What is it? The @ sign.
8. Did you know that the original URL of Yahoo! washttp://akebono.stanford.edu/.
9. Google got its name from the mathematical figure googol, which denotes the number ‘one followed by a hundred zeros’.
10. 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!
11. The prime reason the Google home page is so bare, is due to the fact that the founders didn’t know the HTML and just wanted a quick interface. In fact, the submit button was a later addition and initially, hitting the RETURN key was the only way to burst Google into life.
12. The word ‘e-mail’ has been banned by the French Ministry of culture. They are required to use the word ‘Courriel’ instead, which is the French equivalent of Internet. This move became the subject of ridicule from the cyber community in general.
13. The first ever ISP was CompuServe which still exists under AOL, Timer Warner.
14. Did you know that www.symbolics.com was the first ever domain name registered online? It was registered on 15 March, 1985 in Massachusetts.
15. According to a University of Minnesota report, researchers estimate the volume of Internet traffic is growing at an annual rate of 50 to 60 per cent.
 
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