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"My mother asked me why we weren't using copper," Dr Alfred Yu, senior VP, Intel (Dr Yu's mum had heard copper was faster than aluminium because of IBM's publicity. Dr Yu said it might be faster but it was far more expensive. Mrs Yu's answer was not recorded.) "In the year 2012, we will have a microprocessor with one tenth of the brain power of a bumble bee" Senior Architect, Intel Developer Forum (The native UK short haired bumble bee, after three hundred millions of years of evoluton, is now extinct in the UK and will be closely followed by the water vole, the sky lark and we suppose the journalist. Has Intel garnered the whole supply of the world's honey?) "We will have an XC out by Christmas" Stan Shih, CEO of Acer (He didn't say which Christmas, or which calendar) "IBM is not going direct" A Mr Buell, from the IBM Corporation US, objected to the very suggestion in February this year (In December, Doug LeGrande, from the IBM Corporation US, confirmed it was going direct) "The whole world is topsy-turvey" Rana Mainee, European market analyst at AMD, commenting on the disappearance of the Slot One Celeron Computer magazines need more sex in them Rana Mainee…

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