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Re: Pentium III-only sites coming

From: David Meadows <david@heroes.force9.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 4 Mar 1999 06:08:42 -0000
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Lovey@aol.com <Lovey@aol.com> wrote:

>...the common goal is to usher owners of a Pentium III into special pages
>where content such as streaming media, 3D interfaces and animation have
>peak-tuned to suit Intel's latest powerhouse processor.

I don't understand the value of this. How can content be "peak-tuned to suit
Intel's latest powerhouse processor" unless they also supply every Pentium
III user with a T3 (or similar) link to the Internet? Isn't the type of
computer actually the least important factor in how a web page is viewed?

Is it just me, or does everybody else also think this is stupid?

David Meadows [ Technical Writer | Information Developer ]
DNRC Minister for Littorasy * david@heroes.force9.co.uk

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