Time for a little reflection today, methinks, as yet another long-term Windows user migrates to the Mac.
It's a prevailing trend right now, but what makes this particular switcher so very interesting is his status within the technology industry.
You'd have to be blind or stupid not to consider this man's decision to switch as of particular significance.
I'm going to tell you who the latest Mac user is later on, for now, I'd like to talk a little about the history of Intel.
Intel was founded on 18 July 1968 by Bob Noyce and Gordon Moore. It made and still makes processors, processors Apple now uses in Macs.
Intel's third employee was Les Vadasz, who led the Intel design teams that helped develop the first DRAM (dynamic random access memory) chip as well as Intel's first general purpose microprocessor. He stepped down in 2003.
Vadasz is an industry innovator, a pioneer, one of the men who helped create the technology that we regard as commonplace today.
And now he's a Mac user.
According to an entry on Flickr, Vadasz was asked: “So, did you finally get to buy the computer you’ve always dreamed of having, now that there’s Intel inside?”
He replied: “You’re godamn right!”
Want proof? Thought you might.
Welcome to the Macworld, Mr Vadasz.