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Trivia & Useless Facts
The "save" icon on Microsoft Word shows a floppy disk, with the shutter on backwards.
The average mousepad is eight and three quarters by seven and a half inches.
The real name of "the" Bill Gates is William Henry Gates III. Nowadays he is known as Bill Gates (III). By converting the letters of his current name to the ASCII-values and adding his (III), you get the following:
B 66 I 73 L 76 L 76 G 71 A 65 T 84 E 69 S 83 I 1 I 1 I 1 -------------- 666 !!!
Before you decide, consider the following:
M S - D O S 6 . 3 1 77+83+45+68+79+83+32+54+46+50+49 = 666 W I N D O W S 9 5 87+73+78+68+79+87+83+57+53+1 = 666 Coincidence? You decide..
When measuring fonts 'point size' refers to the height of capital letters (one point being one 72nd of an inch). 'Pitch' is a horizontal measurement of the number of letters which can be printed in an inch.
A byte, in computer terms, means 8 bits. A nibble is half that: 4 bits. (Two nibbles make a byte!)
Ethernet is a registered trademark of Xerox, Unix is a registered trademark of AT&T.
The first hard drive available for the Apple had a capacity of 5 megabytes.
In many cases, the amount of storage space on a recordable CD is measured in minutes. 74 minutes is about 650 megabytes, 63 minutes is 550 megabytes.
Back in the mid to late 80's, an IBM compatible computer wasn't considered a hundred percent compatible unless it could run Microsoft's Flight Simulator.
A Macintosh LC575 has 182 speaker holes.