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re: Counterpoint: Silicon amnesia
rob1139   4/21/2009 8:12:30 PM
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Working at Intel with Bob Noyce was an absolute joy! So smart, such charm and totally without pretension.

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re: Counterpoint: Silicon amnesia
junko.yoshida   4/21/2009 6:14:03 PM
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I am no historian, just a reporter. But it does bother me when "revisionists" change the historic events or facts willy nilly -- at their pleasure. Share your anecdotes with us in this forum.

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J. D.   4/20/2009 7:15:32 PM
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History of Silicon Valley - GREAT IDEA !! Historians and U.C. @ Berkley are not the only groups that choose to neglect U.S. SemiConductor History. But it does seem like "other Countries" do realize that SemiConductors do have some importance and they have a "Game-Plan" to Support their SemiConductor Industry(s). U.S. "Game-Plan" (and Great Business Plan) regarding U.S. SemiConductor Industry in The U.S. =>(what's that???) I was at Intel - Santa Clara 2, Special Products Div. - 1978 when Dr. Noyce had an "office" in Santa Clara 1. Dr. Noyce seemed to be "just Another Intel Employee" although we all knew who He was. He did NOT Pull-Rank. Intel, Central & Bowers, Green Areas (VollyBall) by the Cafeteria. 10 year get-together at The Cow Palace !! Great & Decent Times in Silicon Valley. What a Difference (and what a shame) ... a couple decades makes :(

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re: Counterpoint: Silicon amnesia
dirk.bruere   4/20/2009 6:02:11 PM
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Minor point: "Your cell phone has more computational power than the computers did on the Apollo moon lander." Should probably read: "Your cell phone has more computational power than all the computers in the Apollo moon program."



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