Friday, 24 November 2017

Friday Review: Any questions?

By Mary Lennighan, Total Telecom
Friday 17 April 09

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Dr Crippen was the first murderer to be arrested by wireless. He was fleeing to Canada on board a ship in 1910 when the radio message came through. Interesting, but what does that have to do with this week's telecoms news? Well, that little snippet of information came from a book I acquired this week from text question and answer service AQA 63336. The company, which charges mobile users a pound to answer just about any question by SMS, has compiled a volume of some of the most interesting answers it has provided. Unsurprisingly, the question that triggered the answer above was: Who was the first major criminal to be arrested with the use of radio? But questions sent to AQA range from the sublime to the ridiculous… or perhaps more accurately, from the "cheating at a pub quiz&quot…

Dr Crippen was the first murderer to be arrested by wireless. He was fleeing to Canada on board a ship in 1910 when the radio message came through. Interesting, but what does that have to do with this week's telecoms news? Well, that little snippet of information came from a book I acquired this week from text question and answer service AQA 63336. The company, which charges mobile users a pound to answer just about any question by SMS, has compiled a volume of some of the most interesting answers it has provided. Unsurprisingly, the question that triggered the answer above was: Who was the first major criminal to be arrested with the use of radio? But questions sent to AQA range from the sublime to the ridiculous… or perhaps more accurately, from the "cheating at a pub quiz&quot…

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