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Answers of Gopal's Weekly Quiz - 84:

The Question:

In February 1982, Rod Canion, Jim Harris and Bill Murto, three senior managers who had together left Texas Instruments met Ben Rosen, President of Sevin-Rosen Partners, a high-tech venture capital firm at a Houston pie shop and sketched their idea on a paper place mat. Investing $1000 each and with funding from Ben Rosen they launched their own company. Which company and what does its name signify?

The answer:

Compaq, which stands for Compatibility and Quality.

Results of Gopal's Weekly Quiz - 84:

No. of respondents: 4

No. of correct answers: 4

The Respondents:

1. John Ulrich
His Answer: compaq.

2. Deepa Muthukrishnan
Her Answer: Compaq. The name is an acronym formed from the words 'Compatibility' and 'Quality'

3. Chandan Kumar
His Answer: Compaq. stands for compatibility and quality.

4. Puneet Batta
His Answer: Compaq. The origin of the name? lets see... one of: 1. Opposite of a PC is a CP. Throw in some more letters and we get Compaq!!
2. The IBM PC was big and huge while the Compaq clone was compact. Someone misread what was written and assumed that it was compa_q_ ;-)

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