When I first logged on to the Internet it was on a laptop running Windows 3.11 with a BT dial up connection with a 28k modem. Slow and clunky, but then so was the Internet in those day. In todays connected world most Internet connections are broadband or faster and the Internet bears little relationship to my first experience. When I first learnt to type on a BBC Master, or even my first 286 Intel based machine it was hard to imagine one day I’d be able to power up my laptop and hold a phone conversation over Skype.
Intel is arguably the company whom without the Internet as we know it today wouldn’t exist. Although software companies such as Microsoft are often touted as those that shaped the user experience without the hardware to run on it wouldn’t be possible. Now there is a unique opportunity to spend a weekend with the Chairman of Intel, Craig Barrett. Barrett joined Intel in 1974 working in the materials and manufacturing side of the business. Along side technology he lists all outdoor pursuits as his interest including skiing, hiking, horseback riding and flyfishing. The winner of the auction on eBay will be able to enjoy these activities with him.
The auction will raise funds through eBay for Charity for the National Forest Foundation which Craig Barrett serves as Vice Chairman of the Board for. He will take you fly fishing and on a horseback trail ride through the Rockies with him as your guide.