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Intel CEO Paul Otellini Retiring 108

An anonymous reader writes with a quick bit from a press release about Intel's CEO retiring: "Intel Corporation today announced that the company's president and CEO, Paul Otellini, has decided to retire as an officer and director at the company's annual stockholders' meeting in May, starting an orderly leadership transition over the next six months. Otellini's decision to retire will bring to a close a remarkable career of nearly 40 years of continuous service to the company and its stockholders."
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Intel CEO Paul Otellini Retiring

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 19, 2012 @11:23PM (#42036143)

    This man raised the personal computing industry from birth to adolescence. The entire world would be a different place (for better or worse) without Otellini's Intel. Now that's an accomplishment worth carrying into retirement.

  • by symbolset ( 646467 ) * on Monday November 19, 2012 @11:29PM (#42036195) Journal
    Can we give it a rest for 3 years or so?
  • by alvinrod ( 889928 ) on Monday November 19, 2012 @11:31PM (#42036219)
    Maybe I'm just feeding trolls on this (and honestly with the hyperbole in your post, I can't help but think that) but I don't see it that way. I generally lean more towards the right, at least fiscally, and Romney wasn't our last chance, and Obama is not some kind of super red socialist. By most objectives, he's still fairly right of center and a lot of his policies aren't something that hasn't been proposed by Republicans at some point with in the last half-century.

    If anything, Otellini was smart enough to play both sides of the isle, ensuring that no matter who came out on top, IBM had friends with benefits or markers to call in. And honestly, who cares who he supported or endorsed. If you're basing your entire assessment of a person on who they endorse for President, it makes you look narrow-minded.
  • by CajunArson ( 465943 ) on Monday November 19, 2012 @11:57PM (#42036457) Journal

    If your ancestors hadn't been kidnapped from Africa, then you might be considered property in 2012 considering slavery is alive and well in many regions of Africa right now...

  • by tyrione ( 134248 ) on Tuesday November 20, 2012 @12:20AM (#42036647) Homepage
    Lean towards the right fiscally? In short, you lean towards massive deficits, high defense spending and play ignorant to both when a Democrat is in office, right? The GOP is responsible for the lion's share of deficit and produced far fewer jobs in this nation's history. It's a vile, ignorant, POS party, full of self-entitled white trash who raped the nation of its wealth because ``leaning towards the right, fiscally'' folks continue voting in this slime.
  • by LordLucless ( 582312 ) on Tuesday November 20, 2012 @12:56AM (#42036893)

    Many of the founding fathers had already successfully abolished slavery in their states, and were working to do so in all the colonies as soon as they peacefully could.

    This is true

    many of them not only supported slavery but owned several, sometimes ranging in the hundreds, of slaves

    So is this.

    It's almost like the founding fathers were a disparate group of people, each with their own opinions and perspectives, and trying to paint the entire group as either ruthless slavers or crusading abolitionists is painting with too wide a brush.

  • by dbc ( 135354 ) on Tuesday November 20, 2012 @01:12AM (#42036991)

    I worked at Intel for 11 years and met Otellini a couple of times. First of all, he was a great guy. But much more on point, he was a clear and level-headed thinker who asked the right questions, and role-modeled the best of Intel culture in every way. He rescued Intel from the aftermath of the train wreck that was Craig Barrett, and rebuilt the company and restored the company culture.

    Also note, Otellini was the first Intel CEO who came up through marketing. That was an important transition for the company in many ways, and the company is much better off for it.

  • by Dishevel ( 1105119 ) on Tuesday November 20, 2012 @04:03AM (#42037915)

    Libretarians are the party of liberty.
    Tea Party is the fiscally and socially conservative party,
    Democrats and Republicans both are Huge government controlling you.
    Democrats want a bunch of money to spend on green energy, unions and social welfare.
    Republicans want a bunch of money for defense contractors and oil.
    They both are the bane of freedom.
    The biggest threat to freedom though are the lazy entitled voters. Freedom is hard, dangerous and takes work.
    Americans are no longer those types of people.

Thus spake the master programmer: "When a program is being tested, it is too late to make design changes." -- Geoffrey James, "The Tao of Programming"