“If it’s on the Internet, it must be true.”
– Albert Einstein.
This graphic is wrong on two levels. Firstly, that it a picture of Sir Isaac Newton and NOT Albert Einstein. Secondly, Einstein did not invent electricity, which, as you may know, is a natural property.
The sole purpose of this “joke” is to inform people not to blindly believe things they find on the Internet. There are not many trustworthy sites; after all, they are run by humans who are liable to err. So take everything with a pinch of salt and use common sense!
Tetris was the very first entertainment software to be imported by the United States from the USSR. In 1987, three years after it's launch in the Soviet Union, the game was released in the United States by Spectrum Holobyte for the IBM PC and Commodore 64, the largest selling computer of all time. Tetris was developed by Alexey Pajitnov, a Russian computer programmer, when he was working for the Dorodnicyn Computing Centre of the Academy of Science. One of his responsibilities was testing the capabilities of new hardware. And for this, Pajitnov came up with the idea of designing a game. Since he was working on the Electronika 60, a text-only terminal, the original Tetris game had letters instead of graphics. The game proved to be a hit with his colleagues and soon became popular in the Soviet Union. Tetris then found its way to Budapest, Hungary, and was picked up by Spectrum Holobyte who developed a version of it and started to market it in the United States. [more...]