Pixel Quiz: December 2014


Q1. In 1987, Thomas Knoll, a student at the University of Michigan began writing a pro- gram on his Macintosh Plus to display gray- scale images on a monochrome display. This program, called Display, caught the atten- tion of his brother John Knoll, who recom- mended Thomas turn it into a fully-fledged image editing program. The program was renamed as ImagePro. How do we know it today?

Q2. The sticks were made of polished hazel or willow wood, and transactions were re- corded by notches carved into the square with a knife. Name of which Software Company is derived from the name of the stick?

Q3. An invention by the English computer scientist named James Plaskett in the mid 1990’s is used today by a popular sport to track audio and video could otherwise be lost. What was the invention?

Q4. This term was first used by New York World newspaper in 1929 to refer to large custom-built tabulators IBM made for Co- lumbia University?

Q5. The film’s Adina’s deck, Odd Girl Out and Shredderman Rules create awareness about which internet phenomenon?

Q6. Who is the credited with the creation of the first mousepad?

Q7. X acquired Precept Software in 1998 and now owns the trademark of IPTV. What is X?

Q8. Which Japanese company began selling and distributing dutch company Oce’s print- ing products in India and owns 90% in it?

Q9. Which popular website was created by Jonah Peretti, with Ben Smith as Editor in chief?

Q10. The “standard” SMS tone on Nokia mobiles is Morse Code for “M” (Message) and the “Special” tone is actually Morse Code for “SMS”. The “Ascending” SMS tone on Nokia mobiles is Morse code for what?