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No more pencils, no more books, no more teacher’s dirty looks…

Exam season draws to a close; the glorious expanse of Summer beckons.   As one turns one’s papers face down for the last time this term, a look back at some of the more creative exam answers of the year:

More at Creative Test Answers

As we trade White-Out for sun screen, we might recall that it was on this date in 1977 that the Apple II– the first practical personal computer– went on sale.  The II had been unveiled six weeks earlier at the first West Coast Computer Faire, generally considered the “birthplace the personal computer industry” as both the Apple II and the Commodore PET were introduced there.

Apple II, with floppy drives and a monitor

Goes down smoooooth…

source: inverntorspot.com

Japanese cheese company NEEDS has developed a new line of thirst quenchers, a cheese drink that comes in three flavors: plain, blueberry, and yuzu citrus. Samplers report that it has a taste similar to yogurt, but with a cheesy aftertaste.

An official of NEEDS explains,

We want consumers to be more familiar with cheese, so we’ve made a liquid version that makes it more accessible. It’s also good as a salad dressing.

Find other “alternative” soft drinks here…  as for salad dressing, it’s NEEDS or you’re on your own.

As we scrub out our water bottles (and lest we too quickly dismiss eccentric-seeming new product ideas), we might recall that it was on this date in 1977 that “the Steves” (Jobs and Wozniak) offered the first real (that’s to say, commercially-produced, commercially-available) personal computer, the Apple II, for sale.  (Note that some sources place the date a day or two later; Jobs isn’t talking, and Woz can’t remember…)

There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.
– Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977.
(more such predictions, here)

source

Written by LW

June 4, 2009 at 12:01 am

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