Thursday, September 07, 2006

Seinfeld Meets Jeopardy: I'd like mainstream technology for $1,000

Two interesting posts crossed my RSS feed this morning that I thought I would tie together in a third post. The first from Lee Kraus blogging over at Learning & Technology mentioning a recent Jeopardy episode where Alex said, "download a file and load it on an Ipod. . ." Response by the contestant, "What is a podcast?" The second by Kevin O'Keefe at Real Lawyers Have Blogs who admits that he has been on Seinfeld rerun and was watching the episode where Jerry says, "what the hell is email?"

Both posts provide a perspective on how new technology often gets introduced into mainstream society. The posts started me thinking about the following questions. What TV show or movie first introduced the cell phone? Has RSS been mentioned in a TV show or movie? Has a blog been incorporated into a TV or movie plot?

Answers welcomed via comments.

Extra credit question: Who created Jeopardy? Answer.

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