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Top five IT factoids of 2005 from will have you know...

Here you'll find the year's top five factoids -- silly, interesting and altogether useless facts from's feature in Tuesday's e-newsletters. What's your New Year's resolution -- no more procrastinating?

1. In 1943, Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, predicted that there was probably a world market for only five computers.

2. A NUKE InterNETWORK poll found that 52 percent of Internet users have cut back on watching TV in order to spend more time online; 12 percent have cut back on seeing friends.

3. The search engine Google got its name from the word "googol," which refers to the number one with a hundred zeros after it. (Source:

4. Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak are best known as the creators of the Apple computer, but before they became PC technology darlings, they designed a popular arcade game for Atari called Breakout.

5. The words "electronic mail" might sound new, but the term was introduced almost 30 years ago. Queen Elizabeth of Britain sent her first e-mail in 1976.

This was first published in December 2005

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