After takin' a swig o' grog, Erik Funkenbusch belched out
this bit o' wisdom:
> On Thu, 13 Nov 2008 00:51:25 -0600, Sinister Midget wrote:
>> On 2008-11-13, Erik Funkenbusch <erik@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> claimed:
>>> Wow, Microsoft has lost $13 a share since the beginning of the year, about
>>> 1/3 of it's value. Nevermind the fact that IBM lost $50 per share since
>>> July (almost 40% of it's value), Red Hat has lost $15 per share since April
>>> (or about 2/3 of it's value), Google has lost $400 a share since January
>>> (or about 42% of it's value)
>> Odd. Why take MICROS~1 at January, IBM at July, RH at April? Does it
>> make the figures sound good enough to support your tirade?
>> Just curious.
> Because each of those are the highs over the last year for each respective
> stock, compared with the current price.
Then why didn't you point that out up front?
So now we can infer that, while Red Hat and IBM were climbing before the
current financial debacle, Google and Microsoft were already on a downward
trend in stock price.
You factor it out <grin>.
Paranoid Club meeting this Friday. Now ... just try to find out where!