Friday, May 8, 2009

Question # 31

Jon Rubinstein assembled a team of engineers to design the _______
line, including hardware engineers Tony Fadell and Michael Dhuey, and
design engineer Jonathan Ive. The product was developed in less than
one year and unveiled on 23 October 2001.

The name _______ was proposed by Vinnie Chieco, a freelance
copywriter, who got the idea from the movie "2001:A Space Odyssey",

But the name was already patented by Mr. Joseph N. Grasso of New
Jersey for internet kiosks.
After this service was discontinued, Mr. Grasso transferred the patent
to the current owners.

What is being talked about?

Question by Akshay Atreya