Overheard: Word of the Day

Oct 21 2007   1:57AM GMT

Quiz: Overheard in the tech blogosphere / Oct 22, 2007

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

eavesdrop2.gif DIRECTIONS: These are real statements from real people discussing real technology in the blogosphere. I’ve removed one word from each quote. Can you still figure out what they’re talking about? Click on the link to see if you’re right! Then click your back button for another question.

1. “But __________ are not dumb. They’re just direct mailers. They’re going for the 1 percent that thinks “OnlineBootyCall message” actually might mean romance is in the air.”
What are they talking about?

2. “One of the truly great advantages __________ development has over traditional waterfall projects is in team dynamics. There is far more interaction and communication between disciplines. Just being on the project at the same time is an advantage over “throw it over the wall” processes.”
What are they talking about?

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3. “Theories about brain __________ grew largely from the “split-brain” research in the 1960′s that won Roger Sperry, from the California Institute of Technology, a Nobel prize.”
What are they talking about?

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4. “One great way to start a fight in a crowded Silicon Valley cocktail party (and there are a lot of them these days) is to mention __________.”
What are they talking about?

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5. “To prevent __________ from being incinerated or accumulating in landfills after electronic devices have been disposed of, the health and safety zealots have not so much thrown — as hurled — the baby out with the bathwater.”
What are they talking about?

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6. “Ten years from now, when people see a movie with an old desktop __________, you’ll say, “Oh yeah, we used to have things like that.”
What are they talking about?

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7. “Part of what makes __________ scary is: 1) There is a lot of data and 2) It is all in disparate forms. Slogging through all that data can feel intimidating because there is simply so much stuff.”
What are they talking about?

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8. “We will never be able to achieve total network __________. I tend to use real doors as an analogy to make my point. Doors have been built and refined for thousands of years. Nevertheless, burglaries occur daily, even though we know how to build safe, burglar-proof doors.”
What are they talking about?

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9. “HealthVault Search is a [Microsoft] search engine specifically tuned to return only health-related web results through a variety of trusted and credible sources, including notably __________ articles where available.”
What are they talking about?
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10. “Instead of units with 2,000 soldiers and 150 robots, this equation might be turned around within ___________ years. Imagine a detachment of 150 humans and 2,000 robots.”
What are they talking about?

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