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Research Slideshow: Computer History Quiz: Ten Most Influential Contributors

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 11-07-2011
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Computer History Quiz: Ten Most Influential Contributors

Answer: He's the mathematician/mechanical engineer who sprung the concept of the programmable computer in 1812.
Do you consider your computer history chops to be up to snuff? Then test your smarts with our quiz of the 10 most influential contributors to the history of computers. You'll find no mention of the usual suspects, such as Bill Gates or Steve Jobs, in this quiz, which we compiled based on information from Ranker.com. Instead, we focus on unsung pioneers whose collective work dates back to the War of 1812. We're presenting this quiz in classic "Jeopardy!" answer-then-question format. Ranker.com is a site dedicated to declaring superlatives within the worlds of film, TV, music, games, sports, automobiles, books and technology. It claims more than 2 million monthly unique users. We work on the honor system here, so take the quiz with no help allowed from your "Internet machine":
 
 
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
 
 

 

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