The headline in the San Jose Mercury News reads, “It’s a tense weekend for Intel employees.” News reports speculate up to 20,000 Intel employees may lose their jobs as the giant chip-maker tries to cut costs in the face of increasing competition. It boggles my mind that ten to twenty thousand people; mothers, fathers husbands, wives and other human beings will lose their job and a significant part of their self-esteem. It seems however that the immeasurable human cost is lost on some who see the action only in terms of ones and zeroes and their own economic benefit. David Wu, a shareholder and an analyst at Global Crown Capital in San Francisco coldly commented, “It would be seen as lame if Intel does less than 10,000.” I think Mr. Wu’s chilly lack of compassion is what’s lame.