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A Closer Look (Silicon Secrets) #188863

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 19, 2000
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) A story on technology, secrecy and hype introduced.

(No location given: Jack Smith) The unveiling of the first microchips from the most secretive technology company featured; details given of how this "superchip" will work. [Transmeta CEO David DITZEL, Transmeta marketing vice president James CHAPMAN - show and describe the use of the new chip.] [Two MEN - question the chip's hype.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: Ned Potter) The concept of the well-kept business secret especially for Internet companies examined. [Institution for the Future Paul SAFFO - describes Silicon Valley split personality about secrecy; indicates that the Valley depends on the leaking of secrets.] [Red editor-in-chief Tony PERKINS - comments on the ethic.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Website mentioned.

Jennings, Peter;
Potter, Ned;
Smith, Jack

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