Sure, these processor would be great for powering traffic lights.You mean they want to use our chips to make Taxi meters? Imagine, those where conversations inside Intel back in the 1970s, in the years after making the world’s first microprocessor. Over the years, a lot of Intel innovation has moved markets and changed our lives. PC magazine created a visual timeline from the Intel 4004 processor in 1971 all the way to 2008, which is marked with the tiny Intel Atom processor as the year’s top accomplishment. Last week Intel Chairman Craig Barrett shared with us his memories and best wishes for Intel’s 40th birthday. He always has a great story — or six — ready at hand. Some of us from headquarters team celebrated the birthday inside the Intel Computer Clubhouse at the East Palo Alto Boys and Girls Club, where students unveiled the World Mural Project. It’s pretty cool seeing visual interpretations by our next generation of young leaders answering the question: How will computers change your life in the next 40 years? Sure the birthday as passed — July 18 — but let’s keep the celebration and innovation alive! UPDATE: My friend, a treasure and historian Tracey Mazur from the Intel Museum shared some old Intel Inside ads, which she mentions in the comment below.