Answer: Weekly Classic Computer Trivia Question (20150105)

Doug Ingraham dpi at
Thu Jan 8 09:45:30 CST 2015

As many of you noted it is a phrase that contains every letter in the
English language alphabet called a pangram.  I first encountered this
phrase in high school typing class.  For me it became computer related when
I was watching the Teletype repair man work on the KSR-35 attached to a
PDP-8 sometime in 1974 or 75.  I am sure it was something like that for
many of you.

Doug Ingraham
PDP-8 S/N 1175

On Sun, Jan 4, 2015 at 9:04 AM, Doug Ingraham <dpi at>

> Time for another trivia question.  We will start off the year with an easy
> one.  This one is related to computers but not exclusive to computers.
> What is the significance of the phrase:
> The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
> No fair looking it up on the internet.
> Doug Ingraham
> PDP-8 S/N 1175

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