Network World channeling The Onion or vice versa?

Sometimes a coincidence is just a coincidence

Both items were published this past Monday, March 22. And both were centered around the familiar image of technology inventors and entrepreneurs toiling away in a garage on what will eventually become an HP, an Apple, or an

Or in The Onion's example, none of the above.

(2010's 25 Geekiest 25th Anniversaries)

The Network World contribution was a quiz/slideshow headlined: Dorm room, basement, garage, university lab? Readers are called upon to answer which of those four locales was the birthplace of 10 leading technology companies (I've already given away the answer on three, so you're off to a good start).

Meanwhile, on the very same day, The Onion carried a "story" with this brilliant headline: Computer Company Started In Garage 30 Years Ago Now In Smaller Garage. The first paragraph reads:

CAMBRIDGE, MA-In the summer of 1980, MIT graduates Donald Faber and Peter Haberle moved into an empty two-car garage and started work building their first ever personal home computer. Almost 30 years later, what began as a humble two-man operation has since grown into an even more humble, even more cramped computer company, based out of an even smaller single-car garage.

Great minds, sheer coincidence, whatever, they're both fun reads.

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