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Tech Quiz: What are these people talking about? Nov 1, 2007

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! Then click your back button for another question.

1. I guess that if you want to earn more than $200,000 a year and work in IT, you’d better be a __________. Too bad Nicholas Carr thinks it’s a job that going to go away.
What are they talking about?

2. I have read that one of the driving factors behind Japan’s research and development in the __________ field was due to the fact that elderly Japanese people would rather be taken care of by one of these than by a foreigner.
What are they talking about?

3. Lately, of course, there has been some controversy around the efficacy of the Page View as the atom of Internet consumption — largely triggered by the penetration of __________ technology, which enables content to refresh on screen without serving a new Page View.
Whatare they talking about?

4. How much time are people going to spend scouring YouTube, trying to find a chuckle among all the junk, when __________ is offering recent episodes of shows like The Simpsons, Heroes and The Office for free.
What are they talking about?

5. Your __________ includes MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, forums, websites where you leave comments, etc. It is how your employers, clients, and customers will perceive you, whether it’s the “real” you or not. To them, it’s the real you. Period.
What are they talking about?

6. To date, the Storm __________ has been used only intermittently, which is disquieting. What it means is that someone, somewhere, is quietly building a doomsday machine that can be rented out to the highest bidder.
What are they talking about?

7. Nolan Bushnell, founder of __________, called modern computer games “unadulterated trash.” You’d think a man who was made a millionaire several times over by the Chuck E. Cheese pizza chain wouldn’t be judgmental.
What are they talking about?

8. Last week at Storage Networking World, one of the hottest topics was __________. Every vendor promoted it, although it was often nothing more than the use of larger capacity disks or tapes to replace lower capacity disks.
What are they talking about?

9. At its most fundamental, __________ would enable service providers to establish tiered services — the classic platinum, gold and silver model — and prioritize traffic by the packet, depending on what the subscriber has paid for.
What are they talking about?

10. To effectively improve web service performance, you need to reduce the overhead associated with parsing, serializing, and transmitting XML-based data. __________ is an open, standards-based solution for doing just that.
What are they talking about?

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