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June 20, 2009

Sticky

srikanth @ 8:08 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1245528517 ) Play

This phrase was coined by (1) to describe a kind of computer. (2) was the first computer of this kind. The famous workstation (3) was also made to target this, eventually creating a huge computer company. The super-famous (4), which lead to a certain turtlenecked dude becoming famous, was also initially designed to be a computer of this kind.

What phrase?

Cracked by piezocake , Dibyo , Logik (No :P), Sandipan Chakravarty , Raghuvansh , lordmaldy , Ananth and Advaith.

Answer:

  1. Dr. Raj Reddy
  2. The Perq workstation – a Zerox Alto clone
  3. A SUN-1 workstation
  4. The NEXT cube (of Steve Jobs’ fame).

2-4 were initially meant to be “3M computers”. The phrase, coined by 1, stood for a computer with at least at least a megabyte of memory, a megapixel display and a Million instructions per second or MIPS processing power.


15 Responses to “Sticky”

  1. Chitananda

    Personal Computer


  2. piezocake

    3M computer.


  3. Rogi
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    10
    5

    Graphical User Interface?
    Though I thought web server, at first.


  4. Dibyo
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    10

    3M

    at least a megabyte of memory, a megapixel display and a Million instructions per second or MIPS processing power


  5. Logik
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    3

    3M computer / 3M workstation.
    by “” Dabbala Rajagopal “Raj” Reddy “”

    @ srikanth – Is this a proxy Gult Question?


  6. varuns88
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    2
    2

    GUI?


  7. Sairam

    1- Raj Reddy
    2-Perq work station
    3- SUN workstation (Stanford University Network)
    4- NeXT computer


  8. Sandipan Chakravarty

    3M – a megabyte of memory, a megapixel display and MIPS processing power


  9. Raghuvansh
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    4

    3M computer


  10. krudebox
    1

    The phrase is WIMP (Window, Icon, Menu, Pointing Device)

    The dude is Merzouga Wilberts.
    2. Xerox Alto
    3. Sun Workstation
    4. Apple Mac


  11. the 3M Computer
    1->Prof. Raj Reddy
    2->PERC Workstation
    3->SUN Workstation?
    4->the first NeXT Computer ala Jobs


  12. Ananth
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    5
    9

    3M computer


  13. Advaith

    The 3M computer proposed by Raj Reddy


  14. p vs np
    1

    GUI/Desktop Metaphor.


  15. varuns88
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    ok wait.. is it WIMP? but that guy looks too indian to be Merzouga Wilberts..


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