I do not always enjoy learning the history of Intel Xeon. I take information technology at a local community college, and I have a lot of students come through who are AMD fan boys, so any time the course covers Intel, they tend to tune out the teacher. Some even argue with him over every little detail they can find or think of to nitpick about. It gets old really fast, but he is usually able to rebut most of them since I get asked the same questions most every semester.
Even if my fellow students do not like Intel, they still need to know about it, and even things like the history of the Xeon processors. Some of them will go on to get actual IT jobs, and they will surely come across Xeon processors in their daily professional duties. It is impossible to learn about CPUs without learning about Intel, considering they have been the primary player in the field for decades.
Personally, I do not care for this kind of teaching, but it is helping me earn my master’s degree in software, and I’m hoping to start up a game development company soon. I think it’s good to be aware of all facets of the industry if I am to be successful.