A. Krishnakumar, G. D'Souza, M. Vankipuram, "1001 Amazing Tech Facts: Trivia that gives you the edge"
2004 | pages: 121 | ISBN: N/A | PDF | 9,5 mb
In 1981, in an apparent moment of epiphany, William Henry Gates III told a gathering that in the future 640 KB of RAM ought to be enough for anybody.
Today, Gates, one of the richest men in the universe, makes most of his money selling software so heavy even a Sumo wrestler would blush. Ergo, even the most successful, or foresighted, people in the world are not infallible.
Twenty-three years later, we don't really know whether Gates is still haunted by that statement. What we know for sure is that statements like these become more than just that, and people exchange notes with malicious glee: "Did you know that Bill Gates was stupid enough to say this. I mean, how did he become the richest man on earth?"
This special compilation of 1001 amazing technology facts is not filled with malice, but with stuff that would make you smile, raise your eyebrows, or, god forbid, make you exchange notes with malicious glee at that next Saturday night party.