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1998-07-10 07:00:00+00 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

The "bill sux" Intel hoax disclosed: The original image came from this book cover at http://www.amazon.com/covers/0/69/102/125/0691021252.l.gif My spies tell me that the "Bill Sux" graffiti is a hoax.

API - Time Magazine reports an interesting case of high-tech
graffiti. It seems that a couple of Intel engineers working
on the design of a recent version of the Pentium microprocessor
included a message that describes their feelings about Bill Gates,
president of Microsoft, a good corporate pal of Intel's.
The "flaw" in the chip was only discovered by accident well after
the chip was  released into the market, too late for Intel to
prevent the chip from being used in the manufacture of tens of
thousands of PCs.
When a portion of the Pentium chip is examined under a powerful
scanning  electron microscope, the phrase "bill sux" is clearly
visible, etched into the surface of the chip.
Intel says that both engineers responsible were former employees
of Motorola, makers of the chips that are the heart of the Apple
Both engineers have since been fired by Intel.
Full picture on http://www.idt.mdh.se/kpt/billsux.jpg

[ related topics: Apple Computer Web development Books Microsoft ]

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