It's Bills fault anyways. He invested $150 Million dollars pre-iPod when the company was close to knocking on deaths door. But he wanted to protect himself from further anti-monopoly legal wrangling so he propped up a competitor that at the time only kept him from ruling 2 "niche" markets (education, graphic arts). Now, after the iPod, iMac, and iPhone, it stops him from ruling 4 "niche" markets and has made inroads on a couple other markets as well. I bet he feels that $150M is the worst money he ever spent.
I still remember the taste of bile when I saw his head all gigantic at the MacWorld keynote when we took his money. It was the taste of failure. Little did we all know years later how worth it it really was.
is there something more than just a picture of 3 dorks im supposed to be seeing?
Why the hell are their name tags so effin big?
And does Bill Gates really need one?
AAPL is such a chaotic stock that I would invest in it as part of a portfolio, and not sink all my cash into it.
There are computer stocks that are good standbys, such as IBM, RedHat, and Oracle, then there are those that you hope will go up, but who knows what will happen. Apple is one of these stocks. If Steve Jobs sneezes, the stock's value slams into the ground.