This one goes to twelve -- our trivia
wrap-up quiz has a question for each month of the past year. Refresh your memory with our 2004 tech news
1. January 2004: An attack by the fastest moving e-mail worm to date floods inboxes worldwide and
carries a payload for a later attack against SCO. What is it?
2. February 2004: Apple begins shipping the miniature version of this digital music player with a
built-in hard drive. What is it?
3. March 2004: Sony announces that the company will release an e-Book in Japan using this
electronically changeable liquid for the device's refreshable display. What is it?
4. April 2004: WalMart launches a pilot project in some Dallas locations (in advance of their January
2005 deadline for suppliers) using this type of technology for item identification and tracking instead of bar
codes. What is it?
5. May 2004: FCC regulations go into effect requiring cell carriers to provide this for customers so
that they can retain the same numbers when they switch carriers. What is it?
6. June 2004: SpaceShipOne becomes the first privately financed, manned craft launched into space.
Paul Allen, who provided funding for the space ship, is the co-founder of a major software company. What is
7. July 2004: Queen Elizabeth II knights this man, the creator of the World Wide Web and director of
the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Who is it?
8. August 2004: This search engine company holds their long-awaited initial public offering. What is
9. September 2004: Both AMD and Intel demonstrate devices using these enhanced processors that promise
better performance, reduced power consumption, and more efficient simultaneous processing of multiple tasks.
What is it?
10. October 2004: Billboard announces it will add a Top 20 category for this relatively new type of
brief tunes. What is it?
11. November 2004: Companies in the United States scramble to meet the mid-month deadline of this
legislation that specifies how organizations must deal with private information. What is it?
12. December 2004: This company announces they're getting out of the personal computer business. Their
name was once used almost generically to refer to PCs. What is it?
How many could you guess correctly without peeking? Let us know!