Thursday, 5 June 2014

The Daily Teaser — 5-6-2014: The Apple ][

Hmmmm … 

In with the new and out with the old.

Which sounds like a strange thing to say: until you realise I’ve got the last ever episode of The Tomorrow People on in the background.

In one sense, it’s a shame it’s been cancelled: it was starting to shape up.

AND lead up to a frustrating cliff-hanger ending that will never be resolved.

On the other hand … ?

Channel 4’s E4 channel is trailing something called The 100: which looks like it could be interesting.

Possibly, we’ll have to see, won’t we?


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring five out of five.

Let’s see how she — and everyone else — does with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 5th June saw Apple introduce their first international hit, the Apple 2.   In which year of the 1970s … ?
Q2) More to the point, what was the name of their original computer, released earlier in the 1970s … ?
Q3) Equally to the point, which of Apple’s co-founders was the designer of these machines … ?
Q4) The other Apple co-founder died in 2011: what was his name … ?
Q5) That other co-founder also formed which film company: Pixar, Dreamworks or Aardman … ?
Q6) What was that film company’s first commercially successful film … ?
Q7) More to the point, what was that company’s most recent film … ?
Q8) Apple famously make the iPhone and iPad.   What was the name of the music player they introduced in 2001 … ?
Q9) The company introduced their Macintosh computer line with a famous advert during the US Superbowl.   Which English director made that ad: Danny Boyle, Ridley Scott or Ken Loach?
Q10) Finally … in which year of the 1980s did they introduce the Macintosh line of computers … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 4th June, 1989, saw protests in Tiananmen Square ended by the Chinese Army.   In which city is Tiananmen Square?
A1) Beijing.
Q2) 4th June, 1989 saw Ayatollah Ali Khamenei named as Supreme Leader: of which country … ?
A2) Iran.
Q3) 4th June, 1936, saw the birth of actor, Bruce Dern: in which 2012 film did he play Curtis Carrucan?
Q4) 4th June, 1996, saw the first Ariane 5 rocket explode: after some 37 seconds of flight.   The Cluster mission it had been taking part in, was due to measure Earth’s what: stratosphere, magnetosphere or gravity field?
Q5) Finally … 4th June, 1792, saw Captain George Vancouver claim Puget Sound, for the Kingdom of Great Britain.   The sound is now in what’s which US state … ?

I’ll leave you with this tune … 

And this thought …
“I was a grad student at UC Berkeley when I bought my Apple II and it suddenly because a lot more interesting than school.”
Andy Herzfeld.
Have a good day … !

*        Got to admit, I couldn’t resist this one, Debbi … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

That's a good one!

1. 1977
2. Apple I
3. Steve Wozniak
4. Steve Jobs
5. Pixar
6. Star Trek II: Wrath of Kahn
7. Frozen
8. iPod
9. Ridley Scott
10. 1984