Boiledbeans

Drama! Intrigue! Geekiness!

December 9, 2007

Lorem Ipsum

devadutta @ 9:49 am, GMT +0000 ( 1197193767 ) Play

Which common computing phrase connects 1 and 2

1.84c926c69996bdbf1261f4cc3d3a21d6.jpg 2. a6a19dd5bdd6ac0f0f70cf0fb1c11e01.jpg

Cracked by: udupendra , Abhishek , teju , shivathilak , iamniks , yaksha , Ganesh Prasad , Dibyo , Tathagata Chatterjee , Prasad , Gammafunction , varun , jayanth , Keerthi Kiran M ( Who blew the weekend looking for the answer :) ) and Lord Jim.

Answer:

1. Flip Wilson on TIME magazine’s cover

2. Xerox Star

The Xerox star carried the first WYSIWYG editor called Bravo(The creators of Bravo quit Xerox to join MS and went on create MS Word). They used Flip Wilson’s catch phrase from his popular TV show to describe Bravo’s capabilities. Only difference is, they took the phrase and made a more geeky sounding “WYSIWYG” acronym.


18 Responses to “Lorem Ipsum”

  1. udupendra
    4
    4
    7

    What You See Is What You Get.

    Nice question!


  2. Abhishek
    1
    1
    2

    1. Comedian Flip wilson
    2. WYSIWYG

    Phrase : What You See Is What You Get

    WYSIWYG (pronounced /ˈwɪziwɪg/[1] or /ˈwɪzɪwɪg/[2]), is an acronym for What You See Is What You Get, used in computing to describe a system in which content during editing appears very similar to the final product.[3] It is commonly used for word processors, but has other applications, such as Web (HTML) authoring. The phrase was originally popularized by comedian Flip Wilson, whose character “Geraldine” would often say this to excuse her quirky behavior. Sometimes it is spelled “Wizywig” or “Wizzywig”.


  3. teju
    1

    WYSIWYG – What You See Is What You Get. The phrase was originally popularized by comedian Flip Wilson(Time magazine cover).


  4. Pagemaker (guessing!)

    The time cover is some actor with a last name Page and the left is a typical DTP type set


  5. shivathilak

    What you see is what you get.

    1) Flip Wilson
    2) Alto


  6. iamniks

    WYSIWYG
    which is an acronym for “What You See Is What You Get”.
    It is commonly used for word processors, but has other applications, such as Web (HTML) authoring. The phrase was originally popularized by comedian Flip Wilson, whose character “Geraldine” would often say this to excuse her quirky behavior


  7. yaksha
    1
    3

    What you see is what you get.

    Flip Wilson, Term borrowed by computer engineers abbreviated to WYSIWYG


  8. Ganesh Prasad

    WYSIWYG


  9. Dibyo
    11
    14
    10

    WYSIWYG.

    That’s Flip Wilson, who’s character is credited with early usage of the phrase.

    That’s the Xerox Star, which was among the earliest to promise WYSIWYG on the Bravo app.


  10. Tathagata Chatterjee
    1

    WYSIWYG

    Regards,
    Tathagata Chatterjee


  11. Prasad

    WYSIWYG
    1. Flip Wilson
    2. GUI screen
    Connect: “This popular phrase was often used by Flip’s Geraldine character and inspired researchers at PARC and elsewhere to create the acronym WYSIWYG.”


  12. Gammafunction
    1

    WYSIWYG
    1. is Flip wilson- the guy who introduced the term WYSIWYG
    2. is XEROXSTAR the first GUI enabled machine?


  13. varun

    WYSIWYG an acronym for What You See Is What You Get, used in computing to describe a system in which content during editing appears very similar to the final product.

    The phrase was originally popularized by comedian Flip Wilson(shown on the cover of 1), whose character “Geraldine” would often say this to excuse her quirky behavior.


  14. VikraM

    Freebase…


  15. jayanth
    3

    WYSIWYG.. (what you see is what you get)


  16. Keerthi Kiran M

    1. Flip Wilson
    2. Xerox 8010 Star
    Connection: “What you see is what you get”
    Reason: A mouse and windows, the Alto also had a “bit-mapped” screen which meant that a text editing system would have the feature “what you see is what you get” – a phrase made by the comedian Flip Wilson on the television program “Laugh-In”

    A History of Modern Computing By Paul E. Ceruzzi

    I have to get 10 points for this considering 6 hours of googling I had to do to find the answer…


  17. The common(not sure about the computing part) phase being WYSIWYG.
    1. Flip Wilson-One of his most popular characters,Geraldine, often used the phase WYSIWYG.
    2. Most probably a WYSIWYG editor/application.


  18. Got the Lorem Ipsum reference too in the Wikipedia entry for WYSIWYG.


« Previous « λ « | » cos(love)=? » Next »