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Answer Key: Major IT players: How'd they start out?

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Answer Key: Major IT players: How'd they start out?

 

1. Steve Case, co-founder of America Online, started his first business when he was a teenager. What was it?
 b. mail order company
Case Enterprises sold gardening seeds and greeting cards by mail.




















































































































































































2. Larry Ellison, co-founder of Oracle, once crafted a large-scale database for:
 b. CIA
In 1977, Ellison co-founded Software Development Labs. Ellison and his partners won a two-year contract to build a relational database management system for the CIA. The project's code name? Oracle.
























































































































































































3. Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Computer, was known in his earlier days as a:
 b. phreak
Phone phreaks built devices capable of mimicking all of the tone frequencies used by operators.





















































































































































































4.  a. David Packard











































































































































































5.  a. recorded automobile traffic flow on a highway


























































































































































































































































6.  c. ham radio





















































































































































7.  b. math teacher














































































































































8.  a. expert hacker













































































































































9.  b. chemistry and medicine







































































































10.  c. Xerox

This was last updated in June 2008
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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