That darn Intel jingle...
julesrichardsonuk at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Nov 3 17:45:42 CST 2005
Tony Duell 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.
> I avoid Intel chips for a much more practical reason -- they often have
> some of the most amazing misfeatures you'll ever see....
Oh, sure. But most people's experience with Intel these days is in
buying a CPU for their PC. If the choice then comes down to Intel or AMD
- where there's likely not a lot to choose between the two on average
when all factors are taken into account - I find it interesting that I'd
go for the AMD guys on the grounds that they have the less-irritating
It just made me wonder if computing history has been littered with cases
where the advertising might have swayed things (after all, there were
probably a lot of 8-bit micros around once where it was difficult to
make a choice between them. Or S100 systems. Or PC clones...)
I guess it's only recently (relatively) that computer-related ads have
been commonplace on mainstream TV though. In the olden days they would
have been magazine ads and much easier to skip over if at all annoying!
Maybe it's a new thing, though...
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