Top five IT factoids of 2005 from SearchSAP.com

Here you'll find the year's top five factoids -- silly, interesting and altogether useless facts from SearchSAP.com's feature in Tuesday's e-newsletters.

SearchSAP.com will have you know...

Here you'll find the year's top five factoids -- silly, interesting and altogether useless facts from SearchSAP.com'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.
(Source: www.amusingfacts.com)

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.
(Source:www.coolquiz.com)

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: www.uselessfacts.net)

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.
(Source: www.coolquiz.com)

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.
(Source: www.didyouknow.cd/index.html)

This was first published in December 2005

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