Anything that happens for the first time is very memorable. Many things happened for the first time in the world of technology. Some are quite fun too. You will also be curious to know who made the first phone call, who sent the first text message, many things that have happened for the first time in the world of technology.
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So let’s begin…
1. The first photo uploaded on the Internet
Nowadays we share many photos on social media, upload photos in different places. But this is the first photo that was uploaded on the internet. The women in this photo were part of a musical group called Les Horrible Sennets.
2. The first mobile phones went on sale
Do you know when the first cell was put on a mobile phone? In 1983, the U.S. The first mobile phone was sold in Vent for about $ 4,000. On March 13, 1984, Motorola dropped $ 3,995 to purchase the first handheld cellphone, the DynaTAC 8000X.
3. Sir Isac Newton was in the First Apple Logo
Apple is now a very large company. Even though its iPhones are expensive, but everyone wants its logo. Ronald Wayne designed the first Apple logo in 1976. The logo depicts Isaac Newton sitting under a tree, with an apple hanging above his head.
4. The first-ever Google Doodle
Yes… I am talking about the same Google doodle which is on the Google homepage. The first-ever Google Doodle was published on August 30, 1998. For celebrating the Burning Man festival. It was designed by co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin.
5. The First Online Transaction Was A Drug Deal
The first online transaction took place in 1972. This transaction was done by students at Stanford University in California and MIT in Massachusetts. Using an ARPANET account in their artificial intelligence lab, Stanford students sold a small amount of marijuana to their counterparts.
6. The very first mobile phone call
On April 3, 1973, the first cell phone call was made by Motorola engineer Martin Cooper. He made the first call to his competitor Bell Labs.
7. The first search engine
Now Google is the most popular search engine. But it is not the first-ever search engine. Archie is considered the first Internet search engine. It was created in 1990 by Alan Mjet.
8. The first computer mouse
The first computer mouse was made of wood. The mouse was invented by Douglas Engelbart in 1964. It consisted of a wooden shell, a circuit board, and two metal wheels. This was the first mouse that could fit in the user’s hand.
9. The world’s first electronic computer
The first electronic computer in the world was ENIAC. It was built between 1943 and 1945. The total weight was 30 tons. And 1800 sq ft of space was needed to keep it. It was the first large-scale computer to run at electronic speed without slowing down any mechanical parts.
10. The first computer bug
Do you know where the term ‘computer bug’ comes from? The ‘bug’ is actually an insect that was found inside a computer system and caused trouble. The first documented case of an actual bug inside a computer was in the 1940s.
11. The very first text message
The first text message was sent in 1992. It was “Merry Christmas”. Neil Papworth became the first person to send a message. Neil Papworth typed “Merry Christmas” on the computer and sent the first SMS message to Vodafone director Richard Jarvis’s cellphone.
12. The first TV remote
The remote makes our work very easy. This does not make us go near the device again and again. The first remote to control a television was developed in 1950. The name of this remote was “Lazy Bones“.
13. The first GPS mobile phone
The first GPS mobile phone was released in 1999. The name of this phone was “Benefon Esc”. This was the first commercially available GPS phone that meant anyone could buy it.
14. The first-ever Email
The first email was sent by Ray Tomlinson himself in 1971. This email was sent for testing purposes. He did not remember the email he sent. In an interview, he said that the email was like QWERTYUIOP or something like that.
15. The first alarm clock
The first alarm clock was not as advanced as it is today. This clock could only ring at 4 am. The first alarm clock was made in 1787 by Levi Hutchins. He made this device only for himself, and it began at 4 am to wake him up to his job.
16. The first floppy disk
The first floppy disk was 8 inches in size. Its storage capacity was about 80 kilobytes. Floppy disk drives (FDD) were invented at IBM in 1967 by Alan Shugart. It used to be very flexible plastic. Later it was called “diskette”. When the floppy disk became 5.25 inches.
17. The first emoticon
The first emoticon is credited to Kevin Mackenzie in 1979. It was a rather simple -) and didn’t really look like a face.
18. The first microprocessor
The name of the first microprocessor was “4004”. The Intel 4004 was invented in 1971 by Intel engineers. The Intel 4004 was a 4-bit central processing unit (CPU) released in 1971 by Intel Corporation. It was the first full CPU on a chip, and also the first commercially available microprocessor.
19. The world’s first cell phone
In this mobile phone era, how can we forget the cell phone? The world’s first cell phone was launched in 1973 and the name of this cell phone was Motorola DynaTAC 800x. It was priced at around $4,000 and lasted for 30 minutes of talk time before dying.
20. The first personal computer
Finally, we are going to talk about the first personal computer. It was created by Berkeley Enterprises. The name of this computer was “Simon”. It sold for a price of $300 in 1950.
Bonus: The first-ever registered domain on the internet
The oldest .com domain on the Internet is symbolics.com which was still up and running. The address was registered in March 1985 by computer manufacturer Symbolics. It is now in the form of a historical museum.
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