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5 Tell-Tale Signs that You’re with a Technologically Impaired Duck

The Technologically Impaired Duck is an internet meme which featured a centered image of a white duck usually overlaid with text about technological ignorance or misunderstanding. Before being popularized in bulletin boards and meme generators, the original image of the duck, which is actually a photo of a white mallard taken on 31 March 2003, was culled from FreeFoto.com, a widely used stock photo site.

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Technology

Computers 101 – Who Invented the Computer?

It is not easy to answer who invented the computer because people have their own interpretation as to what a computer is. But the scholarly consensus today is that the abacus or the slide rule was the first. It was invented in 1622 by William Oughtred. But the first computer that had any resemblance to modern machines was Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine, conceived between 1833 and 1871. Babbage was a British mathematician.