Question: What was the nickname for the engineers who created IBM’s first PC?

The Quiz: What was the nickname for the engineers who created IBM’s first PC? Manhattan ProjectDirty DozenArtemis TeamApple Project In 1980, IBM, a longtime leader in the computer industry, chose 12 of their best and brightest to create their first PC (personal computer). The 12 engineers, dubbed the “Dirty Dozen,” worked on the project for … Read more

Question: To cut costs, the first home computers didn’t have the ability to what?

The Quiz: To cut costs, the first home computers didn’t have the ability to what? SubtractUse a keyboardPower offType lowercase letters The first home computers were extremely expensive. To cut costs, developers decided that lowercase letters were unnecessary on the TRS-80, the most popular personal computer at the time. The Tandy Corporation sold these PCs … Read more

Question: CPU, the principal part of a digital computer, stands for what?

The Quiz: CPU, the principal part of a digital computer, stands for what? Calculating Programmable UnitComputer Programming UnitCentral Processing UnitContinual Power Unit The CPU is essentially the brain of the computer, keeping everything running smoothly. Frequently shortened to “central processor” or “main processor” it retrieves and executes instructions, with a speed measured in megahertz (MHz). … Read more

Question: Nineteenth-century mathematician Ada Lovelace is known as what?

The Quiz: Nineteenth-century mathematician Ada Lovelace is known as what? The first professional typistThe inventor of the monitorThe inventor of the keyboardThe first computer programmer Ada Lovelace was an English mathematician during the early 19th century. She is known for writing the first algorithm for a machine, which also makes her the first computer programmer. … Read more

Question: What Cambridge professor invented the mechanical computer in the 1830s?

The Quiz: What Cambridge professor invented the mechanical computer in the 1830s? Benjamin FranklinMarie CurieCharles BabbageNikola Tesla Regarded by many as the “father of the computer” for his achievements in the field, Charles Babbage invented the first mechanical computer in the mid-1830s. Babbage called his invention the “Analytical Engine.” It is considered to be the … Read more

Question: In 2000, what “love letter” virus impacted 10% of the world’s computers?

The Quiz: In 2000, what “love letter” virus impacted 10% of the world’s computers? ILOVEYOUV-DAY♥DEARJOHN More than 20 years ago, the global internet experienced one of the most widespread viruses ever created: ILOVEYOU. The virus was disguised as an attached love letter, fooling many early internet users. It’s estimated that 10% of the computers connected … Read more

Question: How did IBM’s “memory disk” earn the nickname “floppy disk”?

The Quiz: How did IBM’s “memory disk” earn the nickname “floppy disk”? The first versions meltedThey were made from rubberThe original disks were bendyIt was the inventor’s dog’s name Although they’re obsolete today, floppy disks were once a very important method of storage for computers. IBM introduced them in 1971, calling them “memory disks.” The … Read more

Question: What was the first message sent via the internet in 1969?

The Quiz: What was the first message sent via the internet in 1969? HelloOctober 29 1969New MessageLogin On October 29, 1969, the first message sent from one computer to another was sent via ARPANET (a U.S. government-funded prototype of the internet). The message said “LOGIN,” but only the first two letters, “LO,” were actually received. … Read more

Question: Released in 1990, what was the first internet search engine called?

The Quiz: Released in 1990, what was the first internet search engine called? Ask JeevesBingArchieYahoo Years before Google dominated the internet, a variety of smaller search engines gave access to the World Wide Web. The first was created by Alan Emtage in 1990. Emtage worked in the information technology department at Montreal’s McGill University. There, … Read more