That darn Intel jingle...
philpem at dsl.pipex.com
Thu Nov 3 03:56:20 CST 2005
In message <43696C65.30004 at yahoo.co.uk>
Jules Richardson <julesrichardsonuk at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> OK, so there goes that irritating Intel jingle on yet another commercial
> for a product featuring one of their chips - thus ensuring that I'll
> make darn sure I shop around for alternatives before ever considering
> one of their chips.
Heh. I haven't actually bought an Intel chip since the days when the Pentium
P-100 was top of the range. "MMX? Back in my day we didn't have none of your
MMX crap. We didn't have keyboards either! Had to enter all the instructions
in binary! On pushbutton switches! Why, if you lifted your finger before you
hit the STORE button, you'd have to start over!" (yeah, sure, Grampa...)
I've been using AMD chips in my machines for a good few years - my firewall
box has a K6-II/450 running at 400MHz (damn motherboard), my testbench box
(the one I use for testing rootkits and doing damage assessments) has a
K6-II/500 running at 500MHz. My main machine has a 3GHz Athlon64.
Biased? Who, me?
> It did make me think though; has computing history been littered with
> ads containing trademark features which are so annoying (in an audio or
> visual sense), or is this a recent thing? (For some reason the
> 'Playstation noise' isn't nearly as grating...)
There are others.. Those damn "eSure" adverts make me want to pick up the TV
and smash it into little bits...
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