Why all the sympathy for businesses? Aren't they supposed to be scrappy and innovative? I can understand the healthcare burden, but payroll is in a separate accounting category than profits...
Do we need to constantly be outraged about everything? Does it do anything but give one that deranged conspiracy theorist look?
There are so many reasons to do any particular action in life. Several people I know who use drugs do so to achieve altered mental states - call it self-exploration. So where do you draw the line? Should I look down my nose at you papering over your life because you drink coffee? Does intent matter?
People should stick to determining what is most healthy and fulfilling for their own lives & let others do the same.
Atom is a Xeon with things disabled due to manufacturing issues?? Dude you are out of your element.
Atoms are manufactured in different facilities, designed by different teams, in a completely separate division of the company! Also, Xeons consume an order of magnitude more power than Atom.
And remember that the reason Intel dominates is due to manufacturing capability. Nobody can touch them. They do not have massive batches of defective chips being packaged and sold.
Old programmers never die, they just branch to a new address.