Monday, August 22, 2011

Question 759: No Fear




__X__ was launched by four Harvard students on January 7, 1999. Most of its users were high school and college-going students. It was acquired by Barnes and Noble in 2001 for approx. $3,555,000.

Many teachers accused __X__ of being a cheating tool but __X__ condemns the idea of cheating.

"When your books and teachers don't make sense, we do." is their slogan.

Identify X and explain the title.


ANSWER:

SparkNotes [originally called TheSpark]


The title is a reference to No Fear Shakespeare and No Fear Literature which are both SparkNotes undertakings.
 





11 comments:

VK said...

TheSpark.com

expand said...

sparknotes. use this myself. i dunno how the name stuck mayb they published some guides in the name?

A S V said...

SparkNotes

Anonymous said...

thespark.com

Rohan Danait said...

I cant recall if I answered this on or not earlier... its Sparknotes

Pi.R.Square said...

Spark Notes

VK Handa said...

Spark Notes
It was so named since it published Literature Study Guides.

indian said...

sparknotes.

pritesh sinha said...

Sparknotes

gopmadan said...

spark notes

pritesh sinha said...

sparknotes