As we reported, Intel launched Centrino 2 yesterday at an event held in San Francisco’s Mezzanine. However, we left out just one noteworthy event, we decided to share with you.
There was one aspect of this launch that was slightly off base, but we’ll leave it up to you to judge who was right and who was wrong. During his presentation, corporate vice president Mooly Eden invented a new calendar.
According to the executive, in 2000 BC ("Before Centrino") only 19% of all sold PCs were notebooks. In the year of Centrino’s birth, the share of notebook sales began to grow visibly, while we are now approaching the 50% mark - much earlier than expected, according to Eden.
Something is just not right here. Yes, we got the joke. But "2000 Before Centrino"? Really? Would that be year 3, since Centrino was introduced in 2003? Ok, we don’t waste too much time on this one, but we do hope that Intel will be skipping biblical terms or western calendars with something that makes sense.