Measure your geek quotient, 2012 version
Martin Rowe- August 9, 2012In 2000, we published "Measure your geek quotient" where we asked readers to answer several questions. Twelve years later, non-engineers still call us "geeks." (Actually, my daughter didn't call me a geek in 2000 because she was too young to know--Daddy was cool then.)
It's time for an update. Remember, there was no Facebook, YouTube, twitter, or LinkedIn at the turn of the millennium (was 200 really the turn of the millennium?). Would you define a geek as someone who walks around with two cell phones and a tablet or is that someone in sales?
Here's a question that needs revision:
25. Prior to the general use of electronic calculators, engineers used slide rules to perform calculations. All of the common scales but one are nonlinear: logarithmic, trigonometric, and so on. What is the one mathematical scale on a slide rule that has linear divisions?
The correct answer today: "Is there an app for that?"
Let's rewrite the survey. Click here to see the 2000 version.