I applied for a job at Intel when it was still spelled with the “t” dropped down. Wisely, they rejected my bid for employment since I was still stuck in electronics that utilized vacuum tubes. But the new large processor shown above has potential as far as I am concerned. As I transitioned into dealing with transistors, they were still discrete components. In other words, you could actually find a transistor, a capacitor, a resistor, a coil — real things, not vapor deposited on a substrate. This processor looks like it could actually have real parts. Wow. Maybe this is my chance.
I’m kidding of course.
One thing that remains in my memory: When intel decided I was toast, they notified me by snail mail from Mountain View, California. I was living in Los Altos Hills, California. I could spit on Mountain View from where I was. The letter was sent Airmail! Maybe they used a pigeon.
Picture courtesy of the Onion