Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th May 2010 15:12 UTC, submitted by Governa
In the News Yesterday, the technology world was full of this whole "market capitalisation" thing where Apple overtook Microsoft and became the biggest technology company in the world. Illustrating the futility of this stuff, the situation has already been reversed today, but before the end of the day, Apple may overtake Microsoft again. Or not. Or it may start raining unicorns. No, we're not going to keep track of this stuff. I'm just mentioning it here so nobody can accuse us of being anti-Apple. So, here it goes: for one night, Apple was the biggest technology company in the world by market capitalisation. I hugged my Macs and iPhone.
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Hello A$
by Hans Otten on Thu 27th May 2010 16:23 UTC
Hans Otten
Member since:
2009-12-24

Bye bye M$, hello A$

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RE: Hello A$
by mrAmiga500 on Thu 27th May 2010 17:50 UTC in reply to "Hello A$"
mrAmiga500 Member since:
2009-03-20

Or, using BASIC statements:

10 M$="a bunch of money-grubbing evil bastards"
15 A$="good guys"
20 READ CAPA, CAPM
30 IF CAPA > CAPM THEN A$=M$
40 ?"Apple are ";A$
50 ?"Microsoft are ";M$
60 GOTO 40
70 DATA 222.12, 219.18

(notice how Microsoft is always evil... that's just the way the program works ;) )

Reply Score: 4

Apple?
by stereotype on Thu 27th May 2010 18:15 UTC
stereotype
Member since:
2007-04-06

You mean Apple the toy manufacturer? Who would have thought...

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RE: Apple?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 27th May 2010 21:31 UTC in reply to "Apple?"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

I think you mean the recording company the Beatles founded. Those Brits are loaded to the gills.

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Unicorns
by Eddyspeeder on Thu 27th May 2010 22:40 UTC
Eddyspeeder
Member since:
2006-05-10

Oh Thom, I love how you sometimes manage to get a whole herd of unicorns involved; flying by, come falling down, or making some other form of guest appearance, much like the sheep on IsComputerOn.

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OT but funny
by Lazarus on Fri 28th May 2010 02:35 UTC
Lazarus
Member since:
2005-08-10
Jobs mojo
by Karitku on Fri 28th May 2010 08:48 UTC
Karitku
Member since:
2006-01-12

Anyone like to guess how much this "air" is based on Steve Jobs. I would guess somewhere between 20-30% stock price is based just that Steve Jobs is running company. I think someone should call FBI and raid NYSE since they are bunch a cultists.

Reply Score: 4