Intel founding member gets his dream computer: Apple MacBook Pro

“When I sat down across from Les Vadasz yesterday, I noticed something different. As an Intel co-founder (badge #3), he was the design manager for the world’s first DRAM, EPROM and microprocessor,” Steve Jurvetson, former product marketing exec at Apple and NeXT Software, reports via his Flickr blog.

MacDailyNews Note: Vadasz was a founding member of Intel in 1968. He retired from Intel on June 1, 2003.

Jurvetson reports, “I had to ask, with a bit of a snicker: ‘So, did you finally get to buy the computer you’ve always dreamed of having, now that there’s Intel inside?’ Les: ‘You’re god damn right!'”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “RadDoc” for the heads up.]

MacDailyNews Take: Boom!

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28 Comments

  1. ‘So, did you finally get to buy the computer you’ve always dreamed of having, now that there’s Intel inside?’ Les: ‘You’re god damn right!'”

    BUY??!!! WTF! This guy probably has a line of computer manufacturers around the block waiting to dump truck loads of thier crap on him for FREE!! And HE CHOOSES TO BUY A MAC! Now that is “WOW”.

    I sure hope Apple gave him a hefty discount, and if not a cash equivelent in Apple stock as a TY!

    Just a thought.

    TR

  2. @help me

    The word I think you want is “exalted”.

    And you are probably underestimating Apple’s market share at 5% – most reports suggest Apple is between 6% & 7% after the last quarter, and growing sales at 30-40% year on year. There is no sign of a slowdown in the march of the Apple Mac, indeed it seems that growth is accelerating.

    I have not seen any research on Apple’s ability to meet demand for the Mac, other than the recent appointment of an additional manufacturer for the Macbook and Macbook Pro. But Apple do have an effective distribution model so as long as they can continue to add manufacturing capacity there should be no constraint on growth.

    The numbers speak for themselves. If you are still one of the Apple naysayers, regarding the Mac as a “fringe” computing experience, then you are going to be increasingly isolated. For your own sake, I suggest you keep your posts anonymous. On some other sites, some of the most vociferous “anti-mac-fanboy” posters have become silent.

    We are now in the era of Apple. Who knows where this is going, but its going to be a helluva ride…

  3. I love these people that STILL don’t understand the difference between INSTALLED USER BASE and percentage of computers SOLD each year.

    For the millionth damn time:

    Percentage of units sold each year IS NOT EQUAL TO the number of human beings sitting at a computer using a particular OS.

    Sheesh, really, how hard is that to understand?

  4. Dear Help Me:

    Are you trying to be sarcastic? Or perhaps clever? Then make a point of not looking silly and ignorant. For starters, try “exalted” instead of “exhaulted.”

    If you had used a recent version of Safari, you would have been alerted to the blunder.

  5. “Why is this a story? When the Exhaulted One (King of the World) put Intel inside his aluminum, why wouldn’t Intel employees join the other 5% of people who buy Macs?”

    Are you trying to confirm that 95% of the computer buying public are total morons?

    I think the number of SMART people buying Macs is a little higher than 5% of the computer buying public today.

    I will give you the benefit of the doubt that you are not trying to insinuate that the Mac market share is doing anything but growing at a HUGE rate.

    Otherwise, I will give you the same courtesy that I give all WIndows apologists…

    “There is the door! Don’t let it hit you in your BRAIN on the way out! ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

  6. Uh…has anyone stopped to think that he might be running Windows (or even Vista!) or that thing instead of OS X?

    Just because somebody has a MacBook doesn’t mean they’ve embraced OS X…..

    Yeah, I know…deviant behavior, but you have to ask….

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