[linux-elitists] Andrew Leonard Is A Gob-Waggling Dink

Mr.Bad mr.bad@pigdog.org
Mon Apr 9 13:59:59 PDT 2001


>>>>> "DM" == Don Marti <dmarti@zgp.org> writes:

    >> Tibet could probably do a lot with all the money Texas
    >> Instruments might pay for semiconductors.ti and dsp.ti.

    DM> In your dreams.  Do a search on "Texas Instruments" "in
    DM> China".  Somebody might want boycott.ti though.

Man, I love TI! They're such a hoot. While the rest of the industry
shit-canned part numbers about 15 years ago and started selling
"Gibberium II" and "Fellation IV Pro" chips, they still have products
like the TMS320LF2401A on the FRONT PAGE of their Web site.

Not to mention that you have better Google Juice searching for "Texas
Instruments" if you add in "sues" and "patent." I don't have the
numbers, but they had about 1/2 of their revenues from "non-operating
income," which is where I'd guess patent licensing revenue comes from.

Anyways, my dad worked for TI when I was a kid. We lived in Lubbock,
TX, and I will never forgive Texas Instruments for this.

~Mr. Bad

-- 
 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 Mr. Bad <mr.bad@pigdog.org> | Pigdog Journal | http://pigdog.org/ 
 freenet:MSK@SSK@u1AntQcZ81Y4c2tJKd1M87cZvPoQAge/pigdog+journal//
 "The Greek word 'eleutheria,' commonly translated as 'freedom,'
  connotes [that] what pleases the people is law."
						-- Ben Franklin
 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



More information about the linux-elitists mailing list