Thought, Fact & History: 6 May 2022

Thought, Fact & History: 6 May 2022

Thought of the day

A computer is almost human – except that it does not blame its mistakes on another computer

Fact of the day

People are earning and spending money without ever touching it. In fact, economists estimate that only 8 percent of the world’s currency exists as physical cash. The rest exists only on a computer hard drive, in electronic bank accounts around the world.

This day in history

2002 South African-born American entrepreneur Elon Musk founded the aerospace company SpaceX, which helped usher in the era of commercial spaceflight.

1998 Steve Jobs introduced Apple’s first iMac, a personal computer that became hugely successful and helped revive the struggling company.

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