TWWP Puzzler for May 27, 2009: which company once marketed operating sy?

From time to time, say about every five minutes, I take a look at my WordPress “stats” page to see how I’m doing.

This morning I was astounded to learn that my note A Brief History of Operating Systems had drawn 236 views yesterday, and so far today it has drawn over 40. I am writing this early in the WordPress Day, so I expect many more views will also come today.

This blog drew almost five hundred views yesterday. The totals for the previous days were 184, 143, 144 and 317. I expect most of the 317 views, the day before yesterday, were also of this post.

Thing is, I don’t know what prompted people to come across this blog. I have no new incoming links. All I do have is the list of search strings that people used to reach my blog. The strings are truncated, as can be seen by the list of the ssearch trings people used yesterday:

which company once marketed operating sy 194
which company once marketed operating sy 26
leigh anne tuohy 6
kyu chay 4
ubuntu best browser 3
company once marketed operating systems 3
calcudoku solver 3
ubuntu compatible motherboards 2
jack schwartz eugenio 2
dr. barbara cooper 2
ubuntu compatible computer 2
the best browser for ubuntu 2
configuring video in ubuntu 2
how many people attended the 2009 indy 5 2
ubuntu install specific version 2
david shields blog 2
best browser ubuntu 2
technology 1900 1950 2
norman and amalie petranker salsitz bio 2
ny botanical gardens 2009 holiday train 2
asus terminator case how to open 2
company once marketed operating systems 2
trading places the movie + discriminatio 2
computer solves ken ken 2
best browser for ubuntu 2
remove java ubuntu 2
cathy chay 2
unicomp keyboard 2
kyu chay bronx science 1
staff sgt chay 1
6100sm-m beeps 1
les miserables 823 1
who runs ibm 1
different java version ubuntu 1
opera browser for ubuntu 1
can red hat survive 1
picture of a leaf falling from a tree 1
linux anitivirus 1
report assembly language 1
access usb drive ubuntu 1
glynmoody blogg 1
how to access a usb drive +ubuntu 1
how many people attend the indy 500 in 2 1
mount flash drives ubuntu 1
programming project plan 1
best web browser for ubuntu 8.10 1
sherlock holmes and dr.watson 1
a.j. liebling freedom of the pres 1
who put hieroglyphics in computers 1
market operating system who once called 1

By the way, I find the list of strings quite informative, as it’s one way of finding out which posts worked, and which didn’t. I’m also pleased by the variety of the strings, an indication of the broad range of the blog. For example, “A. J. Liebling,” “Dr Watson and Sherlock Holmes,” “SSgt. Chay,” and “Leigh Ann Tuohy.” I am especially pleased by the large number of strings containing “ubuntu,” a sign of the growing interest in Ubuntu and also confirmation that I was wise to write so many posts about it.

Today’s Puzzler is to find the reason that so many people wanted to know “which company once marketed operating sy.”

Then again, did they want to know which company once marked a man named Sy?

I don’t know.

Do you?

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