Pop Quiz: Computer History

From the origins of the Internet to the birth of RAM, IT Dojo celebrates its first week with a pop quiz on key events in computer evolution.

What would a classroom be without the occasional pop quiz? To celebrate IT Dojo's first week, I'm republishing one of TechRepublic's most popular Pop Quizzes. Way back in 2002, I challenged members to test their knowledge of computer history, and over 3,400 people answered the challenge. After tallying the results, I noticed several questions had really stumped our quiz takers. I would like to see if the results are different six years later.

Note: A quick reminder before your test your knowledge. I published all the answers to this quiz in my September, 2002 article, "Many members stumped by computer history pop quiz". I encourage you to take the test BEFORE looking at the answers—that just ruins all the fun. And besides, it's not like your next raise depends on you getting a perfect score.

So here it is - TechRepublic's classic Computer History pop quiz.

By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...