Thursday, June 4, 2009

Flaunting IT

AMD, the pepsi to Intel's coke in the microprocessor wars, is coming out with a new, ultra-thin laptop technology. The new chip is codenamed the Congo.

Hard to imagine how a major corporation could have such a deaf ear. The electronics industry has been the target of a consumer campaign alleging that the minerals the electronic companies purchase from eastern Congo are helping to fuel war and rape in that country. Nicknaming their product after the Congo--well, that takes chutzpah. As long as they're at it, I propose AMD adopt a new moniker: "AMD, Proud Sponsor of African Warlords since 2002."

1 comment:

  1. This is an idea that really needs to happen. Transparent advertising. I'm so glad your back, can't say it enough!