The Computer Museum Presents the Official Computer Bowl Trivia Book

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Crown Trade Paperbacks, 1996 - Reference - 141 pages
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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 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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Contents

Acknowledgments
7
Computers in the Media 1
15
The PC Revolution
33
Fun and Games
43
Chapter A People in Computing
51
The Information Highway
63
Chapters Companies Business and Money
73
Chapter 7 Tough Questions for Hackers Only
83
Chapters Minis Mainframes
95
Software 1
101
C Pioneering Computing
117
For Further Reading
133
More Questions Please
139
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About the author (1996)

Christopher Morgan has had a lifelong enthusiasm for opera, and his career - first in the army and then in industry - allowed him to pursue his interest in a number of countries. He has now retired to a working farm in Susses where he continues to build up his extensive library of books and
recordings.

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