Thread: Howdy !
04-11-2005, 11:14 PM #1Ex_PC_PukeGuestHowdy !
Just thought I'd intoduce myself --- I've already posted in the switcher forum.
Back in December of last year I bailed out of Intel after 16.5yrs -- the insanity and BS of the PC world were starting to really affect both my mental and physical health. I spent all 16yrs in R+D of desktop systems with focus being hardware and system design. The last 5yrs were spent in the seamy belly of the beast at the intersection of A-holes and BS - trying to push the architecture forward (more power efficient - more system control) and dealing with the fine folks at Microsoft.
Intels in a major thrash (power - dual cores) - Microsoft is in a major thrash (Longhorn) - and Dell keeps pushing the price down putting pressure back on Intel and Microsoft.
So I'm back to being a full time student taking prep courses for a health degree. And at this point my old 1Ghz Pentium III is just about dead - and I'm totally freakin tired of XP updates - spy ware - viruses - and high maintenance PCs !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So I'll be lurking and posting --- maybe tell a tale or 2 about Intel and Apple
04-11-2005, 11:26 PM #2
Originally Posted by PC_Puke
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If any of us can help in any way let us know.
I walked down a similar road for 15 years of my life, so I know where you are coming from....Dennis
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04-12-2005, 08:28 AM #3
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welcome, your story sounds similar to a friend of mine that worked at M$. looking forward to the apple/intel story.
04-12-2005, 11:01 AM #4Ex_PC_PukeGuest
Back in '89 / '90 when I joined Intel - I didn't know anything about PCs - had been working for a main-frame co. --- Windows 3.0 had just been released -- nobody knew what to even do with that -- Ironically my home PC at the time was an old Franklin I had cobbled together
So one day we had a Biz Update Meeting presented by a senior VP - at one point another lost soul asked "Just what is the relationship between Intel and Microsoft ??"
After a brief pause he said "Well we're kind of like partners traveling on a journey together .... kind of like the Donner Party" :bone:
That pretty well sums up the working relationship -- the other one would be the old Spy vs Spy comics in the old MAD comic books.
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