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15 Technology facts you probably didn't know

September 25, 2018

The first computer was almost 2.5 meters high and weighed nearly 30,000kg – more than 600 times heavier than an average computer today. (Source: IBM's ASCC introduction, IBM Archive online)

-Worldwide, over 100 billion emails are sent and received each day (Source:

-2. 91% of all adults have their mobile phone within arm’s reach every hour of every day. (Source: Morgan Stanley)

-The average computer user blinks 7 times per minute, less than half the normal rate of 20. (Source: Wrightway digital)

-300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute (Source: YouTube)

-The first banner advertising was used in 1994 (Source:

-More people own a mobile phone than a toothbrush (Source:

-In 1994, Tetris became the first game available on mobile phones. (Source:

-It takes 90 minutes for the average person to respond to an email. It takes 90 seconds for the average person to respond to a text message. (Source:

-The QWERTY layout used for English language computer keyboards is 135 years old.  It was originally invented for a new form of typewriter. (Source: ‘Consider QWERTY’, Darryl Rehr)

-Ninety percent of text messages are read within three minutes of being delivered. (Source:

-Today 33% of couples have met online. By 2040 this number will rise to 70% (Source: EHarmony)

- The first mouse prototype was made out of wood, a circuit board, and two metal wheels that did not come into contact with the surface it was on. (Source:

-The first call from a mobile phone was made over 40 years ago, in 1973. (Source:

-By 2017, there will be over 10 billion handheld or personal mobile devices around the world. (Source:

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