In 1995, Jeff Bezos founded what Fortune 500 company in Seattle?
President Clinton awarded these two men the U.S. National Medal of Technology.
A. Joel and Ethan Coen
B. Vinton Cerf and Robert Kahn
C. Leo Tolstoy and David Suzuki
HINT: These two men designed TCP/IP networking protocol, the way we beam HTML pages around the Internet.
David Filo and Jerry Yang developed what service?
HINT: These two Stanford University electrical engineering students started a directory service in 1994. It grew to become "another hierarchical officious oracle".
Marc Andreessen designed what popular Internet software?
A. Netscape Navigator
C. The Sasser Virus
He hacked Citibank in 1995, stealing over $10 million USD.
A. Warren Dickie
B. Vladimir Levin
C. Michael Yee, Jr.
HINT: He was caught at Heathrow airport in London, and later sent to jail for three years. His cohorts were similarly jailed.
Which online business did Pierre and Pam Omidyar create?
HINT: This couple founded a small web site in 1995 that focused on selling goods across the Web. It later grew to be the single most successful online business in human history.
What software did Shawn Fanning create?
: Because of Shawn Fanning's efforts, nearly 90% of American college students used his file-sharing software between 1999 and 2001. Outraged by the resultant free sharing of copyrighted music, Dr. Dre, Madonna, Metallica, and ARIA took Shawn to court, and he was ultimately forced to discontinue his product in its free-sharing form.
Which operating system did this man devise?
A. Palm OS
B. Longhorn 06
HINT: Linus Torvald devised a powerful operating system that is freely available to the public. His product has achieved eminence for promoting "open source" (free-and-customizable) software for personal computers, and has provided a powerful alternative to Windows.
In 1981, he was the first person to ever be arrested for a computer crime.
A. Ian Murphy
B. Pete Mansbridge
C. Nicholas Melissinos
HINT: Nicknamed "Captain Zap", he later became the inspiration for the Robert Redford movie, "Sneakers"
Sergey Brin and Larry Page founded which popular search service?
: Sergey's and Larry's service has become so popular, its name has been added to the English dictionary as a slang term.
James Gosling created an "Oak" computer language. It was later renamed to what?
HINT: That language later became a huge part of Internet technology, cell phones, Coke machines, and computer games around the world.
+ plus the dude that does presentations for microsoft - the screaming guy