Thursday, October 16, 2008

BBC old computer quiz.

I happened to catch this while scanning Digg, and thought I would share it with you.

Click on the link below to access the BBC Midweek Quiz on Old Computers. Once you are done, post your score in the comments.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/7671677.stm

I am ashamed to admit it, but I only got 6 out of 10. It's a pity that they didn't list the Radio Shack Color Computer.

3 comments:

Roy Ape said...

Great quiz, really jogged my memory though. Indeed, pitty it doesn't address ANY of the TRS-80 line of computers... got 7 out of 10 as the score BTW, totally flunked on the "game consoles" and the IBM vs Compaq portables...

Jim Cox said...

Yeah, I noticed that there weren't any Radio Shack systems in the quiz. You would have thought they would have included the TRS 80 Model 1.

Like you I got hung up on the game systems. I wish they would have focus only on older computers.

I'll try and find more polls or pages that have a history of older computers and add them to the blog.

If you or anyone else has some suggestions just let me know.

Jim

Wintermute said...

I scored 7 out of 10 as well... Got killed on the game consoles, and didn't recognize one of the other machines.