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AUSTIN, Texas, May 3, 2006 - The multiplying effects of computers, the Internet and education can double the reach of technology's benefits worldwide in the next 5 years, Intel Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Otellini said today in a speech at the World Congress on Information Technology.
"We're close to achieving Andy Grove's vision of a billion connected PCs - and the economic, social and personal gains that come with them," said Otellini, referring to the Intel co-founder and former CEO. "Our job now is to harness the combined potential of full-featured technology, high-speed connectivity and effective education to speed the gains for the next billion people - and the next billion after that." READ MORE...