Using A Computer For Work Or A Tablet For The Kids For School

1225 WordsJan 24, 20165 Pages
Description Need a computer for work or a tablet for the kids for school? Why not save yourself a pretty penny and buy second-hand. Our handy guide will teach you everything you need to know in order to buy top-notch second-hand computer equipment for you and the whole family. Introduction Long gone are the days of a single family computer. Today everyone has their own desktop or laptop and tablet or 2-in-1, that’s a lot of equipment for each household! With each of these devices needing replacement every 4 years or so [1], costs can really add up. So why not buy second-hand? Our handy guide will teach you everything you need to know in order to buy top-notch second-hand computer equipment for the whole family. Pull out box: Fun computer facts Learning about computers isn’t all about understanding technical specs and interpreting jargon. Here are some fun computer facts: • The first computer mouse was invented in the 1960s and was made of wood [2]. • The first domain name registered was Symbolics.com on March 15 1985 [3]. • CSIRAC was Australia’s first programmable digital computer (and the fourth in the world). It was built in the late 1940s and was the size of a double garage! [4]. • Ronald Wayne, co-founder of Apple with Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs, sold his share of the company for just $800 in 1976 [5]. • ‘Typewriter’ is the longest word possible using letters on a single row of a QWERTY keyboard [6]. • The most popular websites are Google, Facebook, YouTube, Baidu
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