It's 1977 and you've got a potentially world-changing semiconductor on your hands—but how do you market the thing? By trashing toasters, telephones, cars, and especially TVs, which are so dumb they can't even pay your taxes! (What?)
National Semiconductor, the California-based company, rewarded all of their employees with free 30GB iPod videos for the best fiscal year to date. Well, last week 35 employees were laid off from the Arlington plant and were asked to return the iPods that were received as gifts.