Thursday, 22 January 2015

The Daily Teaser — 22-1-2015: Introducing Macintosh

Drat … !

Drat, I slept through my alarm, again … !

Which is awkward, as I’m working, today.

Frankly, though … ?   Frankly, I’m starting to suspect there’s something mildly wrong with the alarm clock I use.

Seemingly, I can’t reset it, that easily.

Oy heh … !


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser* was quiet: with no-one putting in their answers.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?

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

Q1) 22nd January, 1984, saw the airing of the first ad for the Apple Macintosh computer.   Which George Orwell novel was the ad named after?
Q2) Which well known British director directed it: Barry Scott, Tony Scott or Ridley Scott?
Q3) The heroine of the advert was played by athlete and model, Anya Major.   She also appeared in the video for which Elton John song: Nikita, Sad Songs or I’m Still Standing?
Q4) The ad was shown during a well known — and very American — sporting event.   WHICH sporting event: the World Series final, the Superbowl or the NBA Basketball finals?
Q5) Name either of the teams in that year’s event?
Q6) Apple itself was founded by two Steves: the late Steve Jobs, and who else?
Q7) The original Mac was the first commercially successful computer to use a ‘GUI’: a Graphical User … what?
Q8) It was also the first commercially successful computer to use what handheld device?
Q9) Apple’s currently range of Macs include its famous all-in-one desktop: what’s the name of that desktop?
Q10) Finally … Apple’s current computer operating system — the one on the Mac, not the iPad and iPhone — is called OS X.   What does the X stand for?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 21st January, 1965, saw the birth of Jason Mizell: better known as rapper, Jam Master J.   He found fame with which band?
A1) Run DMC.
Q2) 21st January, 1899, saw Opel manufacture its early cars.   The company’s based in which European country: France, Germany or Italy?
A2) Germany.
Q3) 21st January, saw Quebec become the first Canadian province to launch its own flag.   What heraldic sign features on it: the maple leaf, the lion or the fleur-de-lis?
A3) The fleur-de-lis.   (Indeed, Quebec’s flag is known as the fleurdelise.)
Q4) 21st January, 1953, saw the birth of Microsoft co-founder, Paul Allen.   Allen co-owns a Major League Soccer team: or football team, if not American.   What’s the team called?
A4) The Seattle Sounders FC.
Q5) Finally … Which European country declared itself a republic, on 21st January, 1925?
A5) Albania.
I’ll leave you with this observation from Bill Gates …
“To create a new standard, it takes something that’s not just a little bit different; it takes something that’s really new and really captures people’s imagination, and the Macintosh, of all the machines I’ve ever seen, is the only one that meets that standard.”

Bill Gates.
And this video … 

Have a good day … !

*        I’m hoping Debbi’s OK!

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I'm fine, Paul. I just forgot. :)

1. 1984
2. Ridley Scott
3. Nikita
4. the Superbowl
5. the Washington Redskins & the LA Raiders
6. Steve Wozniak
7. interface
8. a mouse
9. iMac
10. 10