[QUOTE=olddancer;2644173]Way back in 1981 a friend of mine told mae to buy into this new startup company whose shares were under a dollar and the company was going places. Being skeptical ( and a broke university student) I declined his advise (he was an equally broke student), we all know what happened to that company’s share prices. Considering Microsofts recent (and most likely drug induced) product announcements, I would imagine that sometime in 2013 I’ll again have a chance to buy into that company for under a dollar a share.[/QUOTE]
Windows 7 alone continues to generate a lot of profits for Microsoft. Its share price can drop by 5% or even 20% but not as steeply as those of RIM and Nokia have dropped. It’s already possible to search for old posts. Search for Vista and ME and you’ll find thousands of posts how Microsoft will soon lose monopoly. The successor to Vista was Microsoft’s, or by anyone’s biggest success ever: over 600 million copies. Steve Ballmer is probably not as creative and intuitve as Steve Jobs, or Steve Wozniak, but Microsoft has labs around the world and the sheer scale of its sales and supports networks, localization work forces have virtually no competitor within the industry. Surely Google and Apple combined cannot immediately replace Microsoft. Not Facebook, not Oracle, not IBM, either.
But I’ll join you if and when you buy Microsoft stocks for under one USD a share and donate all profits to MyCE.