Commenter Of The Day: Moore Noyce Edition

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It's hard to believe, in retrospect, the company Intel originally intended to call itself Moore Noyce but decided it sounded too much like "more noise" and therefore changed the name. In fact, the story itself could be apocryphal. Either way, they operated under the name NM Electronics for a year until changing the name to Integrated Electronics, or, Intel. The company has a history of innovations under its belt including the creation of early microprocessors, microcomputers, and the catchy "Intel Inside" ad campaign. They're also the first company to use cubicles, which was a design created by Robert Propst while working for Detroit-based design firm Herman Miller Inc. The company also created the Aeron chair which JdoubleH and others believe ruins the Aston Martin DBR2.


Interesting - the original launched right at the beginning of the Space Age (1957 also saw the launch of Sputnik I). These cars were on the bleeding edge for their time, so putting bleeding edge tech into a recreation makes some sense- all but the Aeron seats. The seats look like Rizk Auto blew through all their venture capital and had to finish it by using some of the frivolous junk they had blown the money on in the first place.


Well, like the cubicle, not all innovations are perfect.

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Congratulations on your 1st COTD! Of the 401 total awards, you hold 0.2494% of them.

The average COTDs-per-winner is 1.8651 with a standard deviation of 2.5330. You are the 215th unique user, with multi-COTD winners making up 31.1628% of the total.

This is the 5th post-2.0 comment, giving you 20.0000% of the new pie. Because there are five unique post-2.0 users, the average is 1.0000 and standard deviation at a clean 0.0000.

This is also your 1st COTD for 2009, thus giving you a not insignificant 0.7407% of the 2009 COTDs.

This is the 135th COTD awarded in 2009, with an average of 1.6667 with a standard deviation of 1.7248.

Unfortunately, I think I've run out of cool graphs, but I made you one anyways.

Here, have a graph: