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Know-IT-All Contest: Show us the number!

Read clues and guess which terms our editors are looking for in this 2004 Know-IT-All contest.

- Read the clue and guess which term we are looking for.
- Find the term on the Top 500 list. 
- E-mail us the NUMBER for each answer.

Example: This is a short sequence of keyboard letters and symbols, usually emulating a facial expression, expressing a feeling that supplements the message. What is it?
(The answer is emoticon -- emoticon is #17 on our Top 500 list, so the correct answer for our example question is #17.)

If you get at least four numbers correct, we'll enter your name in a drawing for one of two $50.00 Amazon gift certificates or one of two GeekMan action figures. We'll be drawing names on December 31 and mailing prizes out on January 3, 2005.  Good luck and thank you for using!
Show us the number!

1. This is unsolicited e-mail on the Internet. What is it?

2. Introduced in 1984 by Apple Computer, this was the first widely-sold personal computer with a graphical user interface (GUI). What is it?

3. This is a self-replicating virus that resides in active memory and duplicates itself. What is it?

4. This is an industry term for a large computer, typically manufactured by a large company such as IBM for the commercial applications of Fortune 1000 businesses and other large-scale computing purposes. What is it?

5. This is the conversion of data into a form that cannot be easily understood by unauthorized people. What is it?

6. This is a standard interactive and programming language for getting information from and updating a database. What is it?

7. This is a business that provides individuals and other companies with access to the Internet. What is it?

8. This is the smallest unit of data in a computer. What is it?

9. This Unix-like operating system was developed by Linus Torvalds and others.

10. This refers to the medium and the technology associated with the transmission of information as light pulses along a glass or plastic wire or fiber. What is it?

E-mail us the numbers for your answers!

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