6/30/00 President Clinton
to sign E-signature into law today. "When President Clinton
officially signs a bill giving an online 'John Hancock' the same legal
status as one etched on paper, he'll do it electronically but will have
previously signed it with an ink pen."
6/28/00 Intel announces Pentium
4 brand name for Willamette processor. Formerly code-named Willamette,
this new generation of Intel processors is scheduled for the second half
6/27/00 "AMD's Sledgehammer 64-bit
processor is expected to sample early next year and challenge Intel's own
64-bit offering, Itanium. The successor to the AMD Mustang, an unnamed 32-bit
core, will begin life at 2 GHz."
6/23/00 Memory shortage looms. But,
so far, it does not look as bad as the shortage last year.
triples the capacity of the world's smallest hard disk drive. This
drive holds one gigabyte on a disk which is the size of an American quarter. The
world's first gigabyte-capacity disk drive, the IBM 3380, introduced in
1980, was the size of a refrigerator, weighed 550 pounds (about 250 kg),
and had a price tag of $40,000. Click here for the news release.
Socket 7 and Slot A!
6/5/00 AMD Launches "New Athlon" (Formerly
Socket A "T-Bird") and Ships Duron Socket A CPU.