Pentium 'Flaw' reveals truth?
API - Time Magazine reports an interesting case of high-tech
graffiti. It seems that a couple of Intel engineers working
on the design of a recent version of the Pentium microprocessor
included a message that describes their feelings about Bill Gates,
president of Microsoft, a good corporate pal of Intel's.
When a portion of the Pentium chip is examined under a powerful
scanning electron microscope, the phrase "bill sux" is clearly
visible, etched into the surface of the chip.
The "flaw" in the chip was only discovered by accident well after
the chip was released into the market, too late for Intel to
prevent the chip from being used in the manufacture of tens of
thousands of PCs.
Intel says that both engineers responsible were former employees
of Motorola, makers of the chips that are the heart of the Apple
Both engineers have since been fired by Intel.
This story appears to be a hoax (though not the part about Bill sucking).
A good explanation can be found at:
But the most damning evidence is right here - the original
picture that was obviously doctored: