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.
I think the not so subtle reference to Jesus Christ with their "BC" statement is very prideful. Perhaps Intel's ego is getting to big for itself...
Eden is the place where Adam and Eve lived. Eve is the woman in which you are refering with your colorful language.
I didn't go into work last week here in Wisconsin and the weather got cooler and less humid over the weekend. Then I went back to work and its muggy and hot again. My going to work must be causing it to get hot and muggy - so if you live in Wisconsin and want to keep cool this summer, send me money so I won't need to go into work! (I'll stop when I reach $5k.)
Seriously, how foolish do they think we are that we don't understand false claims of causality? Perhaps - just perhaps - there is another reason that notebook sales are increasing? Dropping price? Increased performance? Better portability? Naaaaaaah... couldn't be.
Flamebaiting is bad enough in the forum, it is really inappropriate for the frontpage of a respectable site.
Does BoM really stand behind this type of journalism?