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Thursday, April 06, 2006

Inq spots

Posty pointed out the following series of articles about Our Beloved Intel:
Intel bogged down by multiple missteps and Part II Intel's obsession with marchitecture is hiding real problems.

Charlie Demerjian is hyping it up a bit, but there is no arguing about some of his points. Part II which talks about the "Centrino Magic" is rather perceptive. In my opinion, it was the right thing at the right time, but others who shall not be named used the marketing aspect of it to build a career upon. Now they are trying to do it again. The conquistadors wisely realized that they could only pull the Total Solar Eclipse card out of their pocket one time, and brought a lot of back-up. Viiv on the other hand looks like it was the brainchild of someone who feels they have a hot hand at the craps table and a couple too many martinis. Breathing on the dice and shouting "come to papa" is not going to make it better.

Management change needs to happen. Really. Blogging sadly will not get us there.

(Thanks to Posty for pointing out the articles)


At April 10, 2006 6:43 PM, Blogger Posty said...

Speaking of articles, check this one out. The Viiv remote is number one in the "Worst tech of 2006 (so far)" category. It's good that Viiv is #1 in something! =)

At April 21, 2006 6:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to agree with the article: it looks like all that "platformization" has brought us is more meetings, and more heads to attend those meetings.
Oh, also more work too (I am in engineering), as to hiring more heads in engineering... What for? We're already spending too much compared to industry standards.


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