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Test your knowledge of the Internet

1.) Which of these computers were released in 1977?

a. Commodore PET

b. Apple II

c. Tandy Radio Shack's TRS-80

d. None of the above

e. All of the above


2. What year saw the debut of the Macintosh?

a. 1982

b. 1983

c. 1984

d. 1985


3. Who is generally considered the father of the computer?

a. Bill Gates

b. Charles Babbage

c. Albert Einstein

d. John Vincent Atanasoff


4. Who invented the mouse?

a. Steve Jobs

b. Steve Wozniak

c. Doug Englebart

d. Thomas Edison


5. What company invented the 3.5-inch floppy disk?

a. IBM

b. Motorola

c. Sony

d. Philips

 

6. In what year was MS-DOS released?

a. 1979

b. 1980

c. 1981

d. 1982

 

7. Who is Nolan Bushnell?

a. Inventor of the modem

b. Founder of Maxis

c. Founder of Compaq

d. Founder of Atari

 

8. What was the first computer with a graphical user (GUI) interface?

a. Radio Shack TRS-1000

b. Commodore 64

c. Apple Lisa

d. Apple II

 

9. Which of the following was introduced in 1985?

a. Laptop computers

b. CD-ROM

c. Windows 85

d. PowerPC

 

10. When was the World Wide Web created?

a. 1987

b. 1988

c. 1989

d. 1990


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 Voice Mail Options


Voice Mail Options From an Overworked Answering Machine


* If you are obsessive/compulsive, press one repeatedly.

* If you are codependent, ask someone to press 2 for you.

* If you have a multiple personality disorder, press 3, 4, 5, and 6.

* If you are schizophrenic, a little voice will tell you what number to press.

* If you are manic depressive, it doesn't matter what number you press, no one will ever return your call.

* If you have attention deficit disorder, we can't help you because you have already hung up.

 

 

 

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Answer the following & keep track
of how many yes answers you have:

* I may forget other things, but I've got my email address & web site memorized.

* I use the computer so much, my significant other threatens to ration me.

* Sometimes, I check my email before I brush my teeth in the morning.

* I not only use the little smiley-con's in my email, I put them on letters.

* I think Bill Gates is kind of cute, even though I'm embarrassed to admit it.

* I now have more friends in the 'virtual world' than I do in the 'real world'.

* I get an empty feeling when I turn off my modem.

* I laugh at people who have 9600-baud problems.

* When using my word processor, I find myself typing 'com' after every period.

* I occasionally introduce myself as 'so and so... at such and such.com'

 

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The 100GB Bug

Experts warned today of a new and deadly threat to our beleaguered civilization: the 100GB Bug.

As most people know, McDonald's restaurant signs show the number of hamburgers the giant chain has sold. That number now stands at 99 billion burgers, or 99 Gigaburgers (GB). Within months or even weeks, that number will roll over to 100GB. McDonald's signs, however, were designed years ago, when the prospect of selling one hundred billion hamburgers seemed unthinkably remote. So the signs have only two decimal places.

This means that, after the sale of the 100 billionth burger, McDonald's signs will read "00 Billion Burgers Sold." This, experts predict, will convince the public that, in over thirty years, no McDonald's hamburgers have ever in fact been sold, causing a complete collapse of consumer confidence in McDonald's products.

The ensuing catastrophic drop in sales is seen as almost certain to force the already-troubled company into bankruptcy. This, in turn, will push the teetering American economy over the brink, which, finally, will complete the total devastation of the global economy, ending civilization as we know it, and forcing us all to live on beetles.

 

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A Neat (??) Way to Have a Stress-less Week:

Picture yourself near a stream...

the birds are softly chirping in the crisp, cool mountain air...

Nothing can bother you here...

No one knows this secret place...

You are in total seclusion from that place called The World...

The soothing sound of a gentle waterfall fills the air with a cascade of serenity...

The water is clear...

And you can easily make out the face of that person who's been causing you stress, and whose head you're presently holding under the water...

There now...feeling better? Okay, let go of their head. <G>

 

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Far-Off Predictions!

 

Who said the following:

a.) Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?

b.) Louis Pasteur's theory of germs is ridiculous fiction.

c.) I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.

d.) Heavier than air flying machines are impossible.

e.) Stocks have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau.

f.) 640K ought to be enough for anybody.

 

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