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InteLeaks – Part XVIII: Intel Does Not Know How to Properly Do Research and It Seems Apparent Unscientific Methods Are Used to Justify Poor Documentation

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Summary: There appears to be a severe crisis at Intel; they cannot recruit scientists (or those whom they recruited are walking away) and as a result the company produces bad products with poor documentation (or highly defective chipsets that top-notch marketing cannot compensate for); in this video we walk through some examples of how studies are being conducted (as already noted in Part XVII)

THE wiki page for this series is growing longer and the number of items we wish to show is increasing. This past week our videos were viewed about 65,000 times and we're receiving feedback from people who know "Intel inside" (or what's "inside Intel"). As noted in this latest part, much of what's happening at Intel can be found in other companies too, albeit less accentuated. Many readers have seen/experienced it firsthand.

“For Intel not to be able to hire a full-time person with GNU/Linux knowledge and technical writing skills is a bit of an embarrassment.”
      --Anonymous
The risk for Intel is that by alienating GNU/Linux developers it lets other companies take advantage and take the lead. As one former insider told us about part XVII and prior parts, "reading this article series makes me realise how hard it must be to acquire people with GNU/Linux knowledge and to retain them, my employers were always begging me to stay on even when I had already decided to leave (for similar reasons as mentioned in this article series) and [...] this does seem to be a bit of a battle between business and technical people who will be at the top of current and future companies."

In other words, according to him, "the suits fear they are losing out in a tech-savvy society..."

"For Intel not to be able to hire a full-time person with GNU/Linux knowledge and technical writing skills is a bit of an embarrassment," he concluded.

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