FWIW Apple NOT about to go under

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FWIW Apple NOT about to go under

Post by Stephen Hart » Tue Feb 10, 2015 3:56 pm

(Bloomberg) -- The world’s largest company by market capitalization got a little bit bigger Tuesday.
Apple Inc., which began flirting with a record valuation of $700 billion during midday trading in November, ended the day at $710.7 billion, marking the first time a U.S. company has reached that milestone. Shares rose 1.9 percent to $122.02 at the close in New York.
The iPhone maker is now more than twice as valuable as longtime rival Microsoft Corp. Exxon Mobil Corp., the world’s next-biggest company, has a market capitalization of $385.4 billion.
(Exxon is about 54% as valuable as Apple.)

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/ ... 00-billion

Some of the really old SMUG folks recall the day when every other news story predicted Apple's demise.*

Bill Gates wasn't paranoid; he was precient prescient. (Thanks, Rocketman.)

*Wait. I still see similar comments: Apple's lost its way. Apple's software is going down the drain. Apple doesn't care about its customers. Apple has ceded the pro market. 10.6 was the last good acceptable version of OS X. Etc.
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Re: FWIW Apple NOT about to go under

Post by Jay Cline » Tue Feb 10, 2015 4:22 pm

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Re: FWIW Apple NOT about to go under

Post by Bob Wiswell » Tue Feb 10, 2015 4:29 pm

What is the definition of "precient"? My dictionary cannot find it.

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Re: FWIW Apple NOT about to go under

Post by Richard Serkes » Tue Feb 10, 2015 4:41 pm

Here you go...
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Re: FWIW Apple NOT about to go under

Post by Stephen Hart » Tue Feb 10, 2015 4:43 pm

Bob Wiswell wrote:What is the definition of "precient"? My dictionary cannot find it.
The definition is "misspelling that OS X didn't catch." :oops:
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Re: FWIW Apple NOT about to go under

Post by Stephen Hart » Tue Feb 10, 2015 4:45 pm

I remember that ad! I guess I'm officially an old guy.

(And, by the way, I was referring to Gates's famous statement that Microsoft had to be aggressive because any minute some upstart could come along and wipe them out.)
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Re: FWIW Apple NOT about to go under

Post by Jay Cline » Tue Feb 10, 2015 6:08 pm

We bought a PowerComputing tower Mac clone for our oldest son when he went off to college. When Steve Jobs returned as CEO, Apple bought Power Computing for $100 million in stock. Hope someone held on to that stock. We still have a letter from Steve Jobs telling us he bought out Power Computing.
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Re: FWIW Apple NOT about to go under

Post by Bob Wiswell » Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:49 am

My bad! I did misspell it. I was using the dictionary on the dashboard and I have found that it is not good at suggesting other words for misspelled words.

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Re: FWIW Apple NOT about to go under

Post by Stephen Hart » Thu Feb 12, 2015 2:13 pm

Bob Wiswell wrote:My bad! I did misspell it. I was using the dictionary on the dashboard and I have found that it is not good at suggesting other words for misspelled words.
You weren't wrong, I was. After you pointed the typo out to me, I edited my original post. I should have marked it as an edit.

(It really was a typo. If the word had come up in a spelling bee, I would have spelled it correctly. Sometimes my fingers aren't connected to my conscious brain.)
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