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Jun 30 2008   8:12PM GMT

Quiz: What’s the buzz?

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

eavesdrop3.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!

1. For most people, changing _________ is little bit of a pain in the ass.
What is Smackdown talking about?

2. According to a report released at Infosec 2008, nearly three quarters of businesses are blocking the use of free __________ applications.
What is Asavin Wattanajantra talking about?

3. One unfortunate habit Bill Gates has is constantly bringing his finger tips together high across his chest while speaking. This gesture makes him seem uncomfortable and is a reminiscent of The Simpson’s __________.
What is Garr Reynolds talking about?

4. You have to hand it to the hit FOX reality series American Idol. It’s putting _________ technology to maximum use, turning it into a giant cash machine.
What is Om Malik talking about?

5. __________ languages are like sewage plants: if the average user becomes aware of them, something has gone wrong.
What is Rupert Goodwins talking about?

6. Electronic theorists have been using the wrong pair of variables all these years–voltage and charge. The fundamental pair of variables is really __________ and charge.
What are they talking about?

7. I’ve seen videoconferencing vendors trying to upgrade their offerings with high-definition media and larger screens to compete with __________ technology. You can put wings on a pig and call it a bird, but it still won’t fly.
What is Rupert Goodwins talking about?

8. It turns out the announcement isn’t a new vaporware wireless technology, it’s my favorite old vaporware wireless technology, __________.
What is Michael Mace talking about?

9. Facebook’s real problem isn’t privacy — it’s __________.
What is Dave McClure talking about?

10. Years from now, we may come to realize that the defining characteristic of Web 2.0 wasn’t gradients, bubbles and excessive use of JavaScript – it was a false belief in __________ content.
What is Ian Harris talking about?

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