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The Official Computer Bowl Trivia Book

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The Computer Bowl, an annual, nationally televised contest of computer smarts between teams of industry leaders (Bill Gates and Mitch Kapor have been among the competitors), has become one of the major events of the year for millions of computer fans. The Official Computer Bowl Trivia Book challenges readers with questions asked in the first six Computer Bowls, along with hundreds of additional questions that weren't used on the air. They range from the lighthearted (What did computer pioneer Alan Turing bury in ...
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Overview

The Computer Bowl, an annual, nationally televised contest of computer smarts between teams of industry leaders (Bill Gates and Mitch Kapor have been among the competitors), has become one of the major events of the year for millions of computer fans. The Official Computer Bowl Trivia Book challenges readers with questions asked in the first six Computer Bowls, along with hundreds of additional questions that weren't used on the air. They range from the lighthearted (What did computer pioneer Alan Turing bury in his backyard during World War II, and why?) to the tough-techie (How long would it take to send the Encyclopaedia Britannica over a 2-gigabit fiber-optic cable?), and are grouped in a such categories as "Computers in the Media," "Fun and Games," and "People in Computing."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780517884034
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/2/1996
  • Edition description: 1st pbk. ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 5.23 (w) x 8.06 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 7
Foreword 9
Introduction 11
Ch. 1 Computers in the Media 13
Ch. 2 The PC Revolution 27
Ch. 3 Fun and Games 43
Ch. 4 People in Computing 51
Ch. 5 The Information Highway 63
Ch. 6 Companies, Business, and Money 71
Ch. 7 Tough Questions for Hackers Only 81
Ch. 8 Minis, Mainframes, and Supercomputers 95
Ch. 9 Software 105
Ch. 10 Pioneering Computing 117
Appendix A: For Further Reading 133
Appendix B: Computer Bowl Statistics 135
Appendix C: More Questions, Please! 139
Appendix D: About The Computer Museum 141
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