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Poking the beehive with a stick

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Lonely at the top

Anonymous noted:

Previous CEO contenders:
Mike (AMAT): Jason (TSMC)
Mike (CDNS): Abhi (LSI)

Um... if Paul "you are free to leave at anytime" O. does not pull through then who indeed are the contenders? Kicking Pat Gelsinger? Sean Baloney? Andy "keep it legal" Bryant? Or does someone have to come in from outside to really clean up?

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

I'm so flattered

A kind reader wrote:

"This is probably one of the last places where one can get the real deal. The internal blogs and newsgroups are already being censored, everything is always logged.

I wonder what kind of wonderful discussions we'd have if we had an anonymous discussion forum at Intel, where everything goes, and everyone is allowed to challenge any ideas. No sacred cows there. Unfortunately, that's never going to happen. It would be too dangerous to the powers that be. They'd be some unnecessary namecalling, of course, but I think the possible benefits would far outweigh any problems."

I've seen that sort of discussion at Intel. Wide open. Identities exposed. No topic off limits and for the most part the discussion was pretty civil. Usually it happens at lunch :-)

But more than being flattered, I'm truly glad that people find this forum useful. If you have something important to say and don't want it buried in the comments, feel free to email me at and I'll be happy to publish it as a stand-alone article. Likewise if you have topics you want comments on.

Hang in there people. September is almost upon us.