I’m instituting a new feature here at Channeling Design – the baggage check*: calling out people who make over-reaching statements about business or technology.
Intel Senior VP Renee James, Intel Developers Conference, May 2011:
“On ARM, there’ll be the new experience, which is very specifically around the mobile experience, specifically around tablet and some limited clamshell, with no legacy OS … Our competitors will not be running legacy applications. Not now, not ever [emphasis mine],” said James, referring to rival chip manufacturers that use ARM’s SoC design.”
[via Information Week]
I’m sure that similar statements were made by VPs of Roman marble quarries during the early stages of the Concrete Revolution.