MacRumors Quiz

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by R.Youden, Aug 17, 2007.

  1. R.Youden macrumors 68020

    R.Youden

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    #1
    OK a quick quiz question for you all:

    Which computer peripheral celebrates its 25th birthday today?

    Here is a clue:

    Originally it was not intended for use with a computer and during its development it grew by 25%. If anyone can tell me why it grew they get a bonus point.
     
  2. Veldek macrumors 68000

    Veldek

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    Germany
    #2
    My guess: the CD.

    Why it became 25% larger, I don't know exactly, but there's this story that says that Sony Vice-President Norio Ohga wanted it to hold Beethoven's 9th Symphony, so it got to hold 74 minutes.
     
  3. bartelby macrumors Core

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    #3
    Well the CD is officially 25 today. Is that the answer?


    EDIT: Poo, too slow...
     
  4. R.Youden thread starter macrumors 68020

    R.Youden

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    #4
    I'll go home now!

    Originally it was to me 60 minutes long but they increased it to hold Beethoven's 9th Symphony. The main thinking was that the inflated costs of a CD and CD player (the first CD player cost around £1,000) would only appeal to the higher class of society so they only made classical CDs to start with.
     
  5. iGav macrumors G3

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