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Neil Meyer
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148 votes
6 answers
21k views

Why is the keyboard and cellphone / telephone numbers in a different order?

63 votes
7 answers
19k views

What did the 'turbo' button actually do?

49 votes
7 answers
36k views

How could early UNIX OS comprise so few lines of code?

44 votes
3 answers
21k views

Were any of the books mentioned in this scene from the movie Hackers real?

36 votes
1 answer
12k views

Is it true that Netscape Navigator eventually became Mozilla Firefox?

33 votes
8 answers
12k views

How exactly did Windows become the OS of the home PC?

30 votes
6 answers
16k views

Is it true that control+alt+delete only became a thing because IBM would not build Bill Gates a computer with a task manager button?

28 votes
3 answers
8k views

Why was MacOS unix certified?

23 votes
10 answers
6k views

Was Objective-C really a hindrance to Apple software development? [closed]

22 votes
3 answers
8k views

Where did the term ‘blue screen of death’ come from?

21 votes
5 answers
3k views

Did Xerox really develop the first LAN?

20 votes
4 answers
5k views

Who invented garbage collection?

16 votes
4 answers
16k views

How were the signs for logical and arithmetic operators decided?

16 votes
5 answers
6k views

What is the source of the Apple logo?

8 votes
6 answers
9k views

Why do keyboards with a NumPad repeat the numbers?

5 votes
2 answers
541 views

How did Microsoft get away with JScript? [closed]

4 votes
2 answers
479 views

Are ECMA and ANSI sister organisations?

3 votes
1 answer
411 views

Did Xerox engineers really develop the first graphical user interface? [closed]

2 votes
0 answers
141 views

Can the quality of a programming language be objectively determined? [closed]

2 votes
0 answers
137 views

What was the influence of the 'Legion of Doom' and the e-zine Phrack on early computer culture? [closed]

2 votes
3 answers
346 views

How did Linux servers become the defacto web server? [closed]

1 vote
1 answer
409 views

Why does Linux not show you an asterisk when you enter a character for a password? [closed]

1 vote
1 answer
183 views

Did the computing power of end users increase at a steady pace over the years? [closed]

1 vote
2 answers
550 views

Was server operating systems ever created with a terminal operating system in mind? [closed]

1 vote
0 answers
435 views

Where does Hello World come from? [closed]

1 vote
0 answers
935 views

How does Holy C differ from regular C? [closed]

0 votes
1 answer
262 views

Will there have to be a concerted effort to train new developers for legacy systems? [closed]

0 votes
3 answers
325 views

What exactly has the windows OS relationship been towards MS server offerings?

0 votes
1 answer
338 views

What was this computer I remembered? [closed]

-1 votes
4 answers
533 views

Was it true that Microsoft actually created software for early Apple devices?