Is Dial–Up Dead?

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For years, internet users had only a dial-up connection to the world wide web.  Do you remember the ads and free trial disks in the mail from AOL?  With today’s high speed internet, you might think dial-up is dead, but there are still a few hangers-on. As of September 2011, AOL reported they have slightly over 3 million dial-up customers.  … Read More

Fun Facts About the Computer

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The computer can do almost anything these days.  While we all know the basic facts about our computers and what they can do, here are some fun facts that I wanted to share with you that aren’t as well known.  Enjoy! “Typewriter” is the longest word that can be spelled using only one row of letters on the keyboard. The … Read More

The History of the Computer Mouse

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Today, I looked at my mouse and realized just how interesting of an object it is.  Being the curious person that I am, I decided to look up the history of the computer mouse, and share my findings with you. The mouse was invented in 1963 by Douglas Engelbart, with the help of his colleague Bill English.  They called their … Read More