Arik Hesseldahl

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Intel to Lay Off 700 as Massachusetts Plant Closes

Chipmaker Intel plans to close a fab in Hudson, Mass., and fire about 700 people as a result, according to a report in the Boston Globe. Intel first acquired the facility, now used to make low-end chips, from Digital Equipment Corp. in 1998. The company said 100 people will lose their jobs over the next four months; the rest will stay on until the plant closes for good.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus