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Investors in Intel, the little-known chip maker, can breath a collective sigh of relief: the foundations of the company have been saved by a Surrey-based engineer.

Just two weeks ago the company announced that it has lost Moore's law and was offering $10,000 for its safe return. Now, a copy of the original magazine in which Moore's prediction was first printed, has been unearthed, almost literally, by engineer David Clarke.

Clarke had secreted the magazine under the floorboards of his house, where it lay, gathering dust for forty lonely years.

But Intel knows how close it came to disaster: the magazine almost succumbed to a stealth spring cleaning attack. A breathless Intel PR told us: "His wife had been encouraging him to throw the magazines away, but his collecting has paid off."

We can only imagine the tension between Dave and his wife now that his refusal to comply with her "encouragement" paid off so handsomely: he has been paid $10,000 for the magazine. We presume he is now reluctant to wash his own handkerchiefs, in case they turn out to be equally valuable.

Reports that he intends to use the cash to buy himself an Apple Mac are still unconfirmed. ®

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