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MBHockey
02-11-2005, 11:52 AM
Poll: Who makes the best personal computer?

http://www.forbes.com/technology/2005/02/11/cx_jp_0211polldujour.html

I believe the results are already slightly skewed though ;)

schneb
02-11-2005, 01:10 PM
Quote from the article:
"IBM introduced the original personal computer back in 1981."

That's BUNK!
Apple Computer delivers its first Apple II system in April of 1977. There were others, like Tandy that were even before that!! Maybe it should have read...

"IBM introduced it's first version of the personal computer back in 1981."

CAlvarez
02-11-2005, 01:19 PM
Argh. Did you see the stock price? A little while ago I told a few friends to keep an eye on Apple stock, it's going up. That was $20/share ago. I didn't buy any myself. :(

staypuft
02-11-2005, 03:18 PM
Argh. Did you see the stock price? A little while ago I told a few friends to keep an eye on Apple stock, it's going up. That was $20/share ago. I didn't buy any myself. :(I feel your pain... I thought about buying some two years ago when it under $30 and I've been kicking myself ever since.

hayne
02-11-2005, 03:23 PM
I feel your pain... I thought about buying some two years ago when it under $30 and I've been kicking myself ever since.
If it's any consolation: I did buy some a few years back, and I've been kicking myself for not buying a lot more! You see, with the right attitude, you can derive misery from the stock market no matter which way it goes!

Craig R. Arko
02-11-2005, 03:51 PM
But after the stock split, my one share of Apple stock will become two. I'm thrilled beyond the dreams of avarice. :D

CAlvarez
02-11-2005, 04:03 PM
I've never been wrong on my stock predictions. Unfortunately, I have failed to act on them myself more often than not. You'd think I'd learn.

In my defense though, I did buy Dish Network at $60 and sold at $300.

djhayn
02-11-2005, 04:37 PM
bought it at about $15/share and when it hit 30 said, awesome! sell! sell!
man was that a mistake

Caius
02-11-2005, 06:34 PM
Dad is annoyed. He was going to buy some back in about 1985. Seriously wishes he had now...

ShavenYak
02-14-2005, 09:16 AM
I bought it at $44, wish I'd realized sooner how much growth potential was there. It's in an IRA, though, so I won't reap the benefits for quite some time. But at least I'm not tempted to sell every time my unrealized gain matches the next most expensive lust object in the Apple store (next stop: 23" Cinema HD, but it wouldn't work with my iBook anyway... so the dual 1.8 G5 would be the next real temptation).

sao
02-14-2005, 10:21 AM
The best "buy" moment that I remember was sometime in 1996 when the stock reached a low of US$16 .... wish I had bought 10,000 shares.... :)

CAlvarez
02-14-2005, 10:35 AM
Of course now the dilemma is...buy now anyway...?

hayne
02-14-2005, 10:57 AM
The best "buy" moment that I remember was sometime in 1996 when the stock reached a low of US$16)
Note that there was a 2 for 1 stock split after that - so the price was about $8 in terms of today's shares.
http://finance.yahoo.com/q/bc?s=AAPL&t=my&l=on&z=m&q=l&c=

sao
02-14-2005, 01:08 PM
CAlvarez wrote:
Of course now the dilemma is...buy now anyway...?
Yes, my advice would be to buy now and put them in your closet for the next five years...then when the time comes, remember me if you made a profit and send me a 10% cushion... :)

CAlvarez
02-14-2005, 03:15 PM
If it goes down, can I send you the bill...? :cool:

ShavenYak
02-14-2005, 03:56 PM
Heh, funny looking at my earlier post now... when I posted that, my gain had already hit the 23" Cinema, and now I'm at the Dual 1.8 mark. I guess I didn't pay attention Friday. Incidentally, the stock is about to split again... record date is 2/18, payable 2/28.

sao
02-14-2005, 06:59 PM
CAlvarez wrote:
If it goes down, can I send you the bill...?
Jejeje...I'm confident the best performance from Apple is yet to come, if they survived when the times were rough, right now when riding on top of the waves if they're carefull enough to remember the 'small' and focus on their mission, they will surely outperform all the rest in the coming years.