i am wondering if intel is interested in a commercial deal.
they are more interested in publicity rather than science achievement for sure.
since there r more than a dozen folks around with better achievement.
For unknown reason I don't feel comfortable in reading this piece anyway.
I think intel should stick with maroon 5 or U2 for publicity promotions.
It's not right to use this poor man's twisted face to earn some attention.
How do you want to measure achievements? Intel very much depends on physics with all what they do. Intel produces CPUs used for computers which are used by physicists. So to me it is very obvious they do honor Hawkings and not someone who did remarkable achievement in medical science.
this is a lose-lose situation dude.
Hawking don't need any birthday gift. as you said this made him look like a fool.
Intel could be nicer if they aviod a picture of his deformed face to show to the whole world.
any decent man knows to put some coverups to their natural shortfalls, false hair, legs etc.