Hysterical History Quiz (separate the silicon from the silly) 

maybe also could be used for a fun ? let’s see…

“Ahhh… the history of the computer. It’s long, impressive, and you’ve probably heard it a million times—right? Well, if you’re so sure you know what’s what and who’s who in computer history, prove it! See if you can separate the silicon from the silly:”
(stolen from “enter” magazine, May 1985, written by Megan Stine and H. William Stine, archive.org/details/EnterMagaz )

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Hysterical History Quiz (separate the silicon from the silly) 

In 1948, three scientists at Bell labs—Walter Brattain, John Bardeen, and William Shockley—came up with one of the century’s most important inventions. In the 1950s, the Japanese used it to revolutionize radio. The invention was:

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