Quiz: He said what? (an oddly informative news quiz)


B. Mark Aitken, director of advanced technology for the Sinclair Broadcasting Group, on the announcement that TV stations in 22 U.S. cities would put an end to the chicken-egg conundrum by broadcasting their signals in a format designed to be received by mobile devices -- despite the lack of devices to receive those signals.

C. President-elect Barack Obama in a Today show interview on giving up his BlackBerry once he takes office. It's just a guess on my part but I think daily briefings might do the trick. And does the President even get to experience everyday life?

D. Obama transition team co-chair John Podesta in a letter to key lawmakers asking for a delay in the digital TV transition, and not, as you might suspect from the urgent tone, for anything that would really affect the health and wellbeing of 'the most vulnerable Americans' who could maybe find something better to do with their time than watch TV ... gasp!

E. Palm Chief Executive Ed Colligan at a news conference announcing the company's new Pre smartphone. Now, I'm no gadget freak but I'd be willing to bet there will soon be a new-greatest-phone that will make him wish he hadn't uttered the words 'entire life.'

F. Dr. Megan Moreno in an e-mail sent to teenage MySpace users. Moreno is lead researcher of a study that shows how parents and other adults can encourage safer Internet use. Turns out, all you have to do to change risky teen behavior is show them the error of their ways.

G. Limerick native and Dell employee Mike Killeen on the news that the company will slash its Irish work force and shift its European manufacturing operations to Poland. Okay, so there's nothing funny about this. But it is refreshing to hear someone tell it like it is.

H. Microsoft Investigative Consultant Michael Dunner asking attendees of the International Conference on Cyber Security 2009 if they had used Vista and if they liked it. Surprisingly enough, about half actually did like it.

Join us:






Answers - Powered by ITworld

Ask a Question