Answers to the HP Old-Timer Trivia Quiz
This trivia quiz was first published in 1985.
The questions are much more difficult now!
- Dave Packard's garage.
- They didn't work on HP-IB machines (Series 40, 44, etc.).
- Sun Gold, Woodgrain, Marine Blue, and Red.
- The bird drives the snake away.
- database.utility became Adager, Larc Editor became TDP, Dollar Flow became Cognos PowerPlan, IMACS became Rapid, then Transact.
- Monday Night Football.
- Mike Green.
- Doug Mecham.
- SPL II.
- They inserted words in front of Q-Initial to handle INFO=.
- Jim Hewlett, son of Bill Hewlett.
- A second cpu.
- HP 300 computer, Series 44, 9140 cartridge tape for 7914 disc, 2392 CRT, 2382 CRT, ATP, 2687 Laser printer, and Series 64.
- Jim Dunbar.
- A precursor to KSAM, supported as INDEX/3000 on the Series I, still living as a conversion program, RTOKSAM.PUB.SYS.
- ISS (Information Storage Systems).
- A bankrupt nunnery near Issaquah, Washington.
- There was none.
- The late release and poor quality of Q MIT.
- A 1978 talk on Memory Management that was videotaped.
- HP employees releasing 10,000 balloons to celebrate the delivery of the 10,000th HP 3000.
Answers to Eugene's Questions:
- Add, End/Exit, Insert, Or, Use
- Dave Packard was Deputy Secretary of Defense, 1969-1971
- HP Sauce stands for House of Parliament
- It was an APL terminal
- The message "My mind is going..."
- The DISPLAY FUNCTIONS light starts blinking -- you're in Monitor Mode
- NUL, ENQ, DEL