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Questions in this episode:
- 0:41 – According to the Computer History Museum, in what year was the first personal computer released?
- 1:39 – In what year did Apple release their first personal computer, called the Apple-1?
- 2:16 – In the 1970s, research institutions began linking computers together using telecommunications infrastructure, which eventually led to the internet. What was this pre-internet endeavor called?
- 4:02 – What was the name of the first computer to defeat a world champion chess player?
- 5:15 – When Apple launched their Macintosh computer in 1984, they marketed it with a commercial that played during which nationally televised event?
- 5:59 – In 1963, Douglas Engelbart prototyped a device that would eventually become the computer mouse. Before settling on the term “mouse,” what was it originally called?
- 7:43 – When Douglas Engelbart demonstrated the first working computer mouse, what material was it made out of?
- 8:53 – When retrieving data from memory or storage, what is the term for the time it takes for that data to be retrieved?
- 9:58 – What is the name for the non-volatile firmware that initializes computer hardware during the boot-up process?
- 10:28 – What is the max transfer speed for USB 3.0?
- 11:50 – Back in the day, most computer displays were connected using VGA. Which connection type succeeded VGA while remaining backward-compatible?
- 12:24 – What part of the computer is responsible for converting alternating current into direct current that’s usable by the computer’s internal components?
- 12:46 – What is the name for a type of hard drive alternative that’s incredibly fast but loses all its data when the computer is shut down?
- 13:47 – What is the most common cause of overheating in laptops?
- 14:15 – What is the main chemical element used in the manufacture of computer chips?
- 14:36 – What is the display technology that employs an array of semiconductor light sources that individually light up when run through with an electric current?
- 15:08 – In what year did the first Chromebook begin shipping to customers?
- 16:07 – According to SplashData, what was the most common password of 2018?
- 16:43 – Computer scientist Frederick B. Cohen wrote an experimentally infective software program and coined the term “computer virus” in what year?
- 18:02 – Which company created the original floppy disk?
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