24th > December > 2000 Archive
A squadron of heavily armed IBM spin bombers left their hilltop base at Almaden, Ca at the end of last week. Their destination - Vulture Central. Their mission - to disarm public outrage at the proposed inclusion of CPRM copy control mechanisms into hard disks. The bombers were loaded with a good-natured arsenal of flattery, non sequiters, and laser-guided hand waves.
This year really saw the X86 war heat up, as AMD kicked in with its Athlon processor and gave Intel a run for its money, at least in the desktop space.