CSE Trivia Launched

June 5, 2008

Welcome to CSE trivia!

Trivia will include general computer science questions or anything related to the MSU computer science department from the early days to the present.

To answer a question, just leave a comment. To submit a question, please send it to glasskim AT cse . msu . edu. Feel free to comment on older trivia questions as well.

Hint: Some of the answers can be found on the CSE 40 year anniversary site.

Trivia will be updated daily Monday — Friday during Fall semester 2008. We may be inclined to offer prizes if enough people are interested in a contest!

June 5 Trivia Question

What was the name of the first computer at Michigan State University?




  2. The MISTIC was the first mainframe computer at MSU (actually MSC at the time) — 1947 was the year. I found out when I went school at MSU that old computers never left — they were just re-purposed. The MISTIC was actually still in use for the interactive interface to the Cyber 750. I wouldn’t be surprised if it wasn’t still there!

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