The Whole World In A Grain Of Rice

To see a World in a Grain of Sand 
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower 
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand 
And Eternity in an hour

The opening lines of Auguries of Innocence by William Blake

Bloomberg published a story on October 4th claiming that the Chinese government snuck a chip the size of a grain of rice onto the motherboards of servers built by the company Super Micro.

It was sent to foreign customers including 30 US companies, some of which had US government contracts. The report refers to a major bank (not named) and to Apple and Amazon.

Apple and Amazon have denied it. Bloomberg is a reputable news source. What is the truth of it?

Then, on 30th October Bloomberg published a short article in which it reported that Super Micro had said they had found no malicious software in its products.

It also reported that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security had said it has “no reason to doubt” Amazon and Apple’s denials of Bloomberg’s reporting.

Why do I feel that this story has a long way to run?

1 thought on “The Whole World In A Grain Of Rice”

  1. Great parallel writing by quoting that famous, terrific poem first, David – and my, it all does sound mighty fishy… Good sleuthing!

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