Juergen Kreileder was one of the many to write in about the Pentium III serial number. One of the authors over at Ct, Andreas Stiller, has succesfully written a piece of *software* that can switch the PIII's serial number on and off, not requiring the reboot that Intel formerly claimed it needed. This piece of news is interesting in that I think I've lost count of the number of times that Intel's privacy strategy has changed now. BTW, Intel has confirmed that this feat works. I just wonder when people are going to realize that tracking individual computers is not the right way to do things.