The inspirationt for the brand name Yahoo! Came from a word made up by Jonathan Swift in his book Gulliver's Travels. A Yahoo was a person who was ugly and not human in apperance.
The first search engine
The first ever search engine was called "Archie" and was created way back in 1990 by a Canadian student Alan Emtage.
More Computer Facts
Sweden has the highest percentage of its population i.e 76.9 per cent hooked on to the Internet. In contrast, the world average is 11.9 per cent and India has a poor 7.2 per cent.
Spam accounts for over 60 per cent of all email, according to MessageLabs. Google says at least one third of all Gmail servers are filled with spam.