What is HTML?
HTML is the code language. Like any language, it has its own special syntax. HTML is very similar to the English language. In English, you start with a capital and end with a period. In HTML, you start and end with carrots. And I don't mean vegetables. Carrots look like this: < > < >. Of course, there are many other grammar rules which I will not go onto right now.
Why do we use HTML
Just like any other language, we use HTML to communicate. You speak french to the French, german to the Germans, and spanish to the Spanish. You speak HTML to computers.
Where did HTML originate?
HTML stands for Hot Tamale Men with Legs.The first computers ever invented looked just like hot tamales. However, they became sentient and ran away. Apparently, the climate on earth was much too cold for them, and when last seen they were headed for the sun. Before they left, they taught humans their language. Ever since, HTML is the standard language for computers.
Who invented the Hot Tamale Men?>
A German scientist named Henry Duffy invented those first computers. And, no, he did not use real hot tamales.When he found out that his Hot Tamale Men could not stay on earth, he was heart-broken. When they embarked on their quest to the sun, he went with them. That was the end of Henry Duffy.
When did All This Happen?
A surprisingly long time ago. After the failure of the first computers, no one wanted to give it another try for a very long time. So, the final date? February of 1637. No kidding. The first man to attempt a computer after Duffy was Charles Babbage, an English mechanical engineer and polymath, in 1837. It contained and Arithmetic Logic Unit, basic flow control, and integrated memory. Here it is: (apparently I can only use one image) Click on the logo to read a comlete history of computers.
How is it that practically no one knows this history of the first computers?
A specimen of the original Hot Tamale Men was found by the British Intelligence in the midst of World War I. Although there was some computer-like technology then, even the computers we have now could not compare to the Hot Tamale Men with legs. Since it was far too risky to keep, it was destroyed as soon as possible. All records of the first computers but one were incinerated. The one was put in top secret storage with the military. Thus, no one has ever heard of the first computers.
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