Microsoft Solitaire was developed by a summer intern named Wes Cherry. He received no royalties for his work despite it being among the most used Windows applications of all time.
Richard Stallman, a software freedom activist and computer programmer, and creator of a good portion of GNU/Linux, has 15 honorary doctorates.
In May 1997, an IBM supercomputer known as Deep Blue beat then chess world champion Garry Kasparov, who had once bragged he would never lose to a machine. After 15 years, it was discovered that the critical move made by Deep Blue was due to a bug in its software.
Nikon was accused of racist face-detection software – when Asian faces were photographed, a message would pop up on the camera screen asking, “Did someone blink?”
Programmers missed one bug in the Boeing 777 autopilot. Passengers on Flight 124 survived the roller coaster ride.
Windows 95 was the second most installed piece of software on computers in 1995. Number one was the video game DOOM.
There is a religion called Pikpukism that believes God is an alien software program and that by 2035, human minds will be transferred to computer chips.
Photoshop detects if you are trying to edit an image of currency, and attempts to stop you from opening/printing the file.
India is one of the largest exporter of computer software products.It exports software to over 90 countries.
The US military is developing software that will let it secretly manipulate social media sites by using fake online personas to influence internet conversations and spread pro-American propaganda.