Friday, June 17, 2005

Apple Switching From PowerPC to Doritos Chips


In a surprise announcement, Steve Jobs, chairman of Apple Computer said that Apple Macintosh computers will be switching from the IBM PowerPC chip to Doritos “Cool Ranch” Tortilla Chip in 2006.

Speaking at Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference, Jobs said the move was necessary because IBM PowerPC chips are unable to meet the performance demands of future Macintosh desktop and Powerbook laptop computers. Jobs said, “Frito-Lay came to us and said that they could add a silicon layer to their popular Doritos Cool Ranch snack chip which will utilize the crisp tortilla’s unique multidimensional surface. What’s amazing is that it provides twice the speed while producing half the heat, all with zero grams of trans fat!”

Chairman of Frito-Lay, Irene Rosenfeld got a laugh from the audience when she said, “When you think about it, Frito-Lay has long fueled Apple Computers, our snacks have been keeping developers running since the first Macintosh appeared! We are happy to be moving out of the vending machines at Apple and on to their motherboards. Along with the initial Cool Ranch chip have high hopes for a future 5 mhz Doritos Guacamole chip.”

Developer reaction was cautious. Craig Andrews of Omni-Type software said he’d have to see if the actual specs of the Cool Ranch chips match the hype. “Well, I eat them all the time and they are really tasty with salsa,” said Andrews, “but we just don’t know how silicon infused processed corn snacks will hold up in real world conditions. The chip switch might also cause delays in software conversion because we’ll all have to learn how to code in Nacho Cheese.”

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd prefer Nacho Cheese.
Snake | Homepage | 06.17.05 - 10:46 am | #

8:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Snooze. Guess you missed the "Sun Chips" spoof.
None | 06.18.05 - 4:55 pm | #

8:28 PM  
Blogger DrMax said...

I did miss it, None. Sorry. Here's the article everybody....

http://stevenf.com/mt/archives/2005/06/apple_to_switch.php

Great timing Dr. Max.
DrMax | Homepage | 06.18.05 - 6:52 pm | #

8:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Clever, but dumb at the same time. Your parents should be so proud.
George Lien | 06.20.05 - 9:17 am | #

8:34 PM  

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