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  1. PigLover

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    Saw that earlier. Times are changing.
     
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    Three of the PCPer guys also joined Intel this year.
     
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    Playing with lots of new toys. Getting paid and stock option for a dream jobs.

    I would do it for free.
     
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    gigatexal I'm here to learn

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    He gave the Techreport editor crap for joining AMD but oh well
     
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    Patrick Administrator
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    I was a bit surprised by this as well. The Pcper bit I understand since it is hard to be a consumer site the size of STH so if Intel throws money at you, you take it.

    Still a big change in the industry. We are likely to see more shake-out, especially as the economic cycle swings.
     
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    I simply can't comprehend leaving your own business of 20+ years to work for the man.

    But, beyond that, basically closing down and disowning your own business too... jeez, harsh.
     
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    He prolly had to leave and shut it down if he wanted to work at Intel. It must have been an offer he could not refuse.
    I would think mothballing the site is a short term thing, leaving options open incase Intel dumps him months later he can turn the site back on.
     
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  9. T_Minus

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    Well, yeah, clearly that was the case, for me it doesn't mean it's less of a huge deal for a business owner to close 20+ year business down to jump at an opportunity at a big corp.

    I can't imagine doing that, and can't imagine anyone I know that owns a biz for 5+ or 10+ years let alone 20 wanting to just drop it all and work for the man ;) even if they paid 2x what their biz was earning, and I doubt they're matching his business income from his sites.
     
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