This is an original from me. Honest. Top Ten Reasons Why Intel Delayed Announcing the P5 10. Ad managers wanted time to think up a better name for "MESI" cache coherency. 9. Hoped to outfox AMD this time by waiting for them to release their 'P5' first. 8. Still trying to figure out how to mount a 3 foot high cooling tower on a 2" square package. 7. Marketing's prediction that all of IBM's top executives would be killed by space aliens, followed by IBM engineering's insistence on a return to an Intel strategy, did not appear to pan out. 6. Sales force needs to be retrained to sell a processor that doesn't end in "86". 5. Can never seem to squeeze in enough byte enables. 4. Military insisted at the last minute on 8080 compatability mode. 3. New "Break on stupid code" exception not popular with programmers. 2. All those millions of dollars in processor R&D were cutting into the CEO's Christmas bonus. 1. Needed to hire more lawyers first.
(From the "Rest" of RHF)