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  • baron8888_2000 baron8888_2000 Dec 4, 2007 3:18 PM Flag

    Blame Jeff - Dumb Manager

    What a sordid affair this is becoming, - but wholly predictable and actually largely traceable to the door of Jeff Parker.

    Jeff clearly has to shoulder most of the blame for this shareholder loss & corporate credibility hit.

    By promising endlessly but never delivering any form of solid commercial traction /sales Jeff has heavily contributed to this mess.

    He could of avoided it by being smarter about getting into large accounts in order to get the ball rolling and people on his side. Instead the failure to make big sales combined with bizare secrecy on general technical specs/results etc have directly led to shareholder damage.

    I have long begun to doubt Jeff Parkers calibre in execution and these events clearly prove the point.

    Endless dawdling and wastage of opportunities have attracted powerful detractors and doubters and Jeff HAS NOTHING concrete to point to like customers to prove these claims false...

    He should go to court to defend the technical superiority of D2D/D2P etc and shed the light on the whole legitimacy of this operation, he should then leave the company to someone far more capable to him (better still the Group Board whould make this happen).

    He's done enough damage trying to play CEO, he now has very little credibility to lead given this debacle.

    Regards
    Baron

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    • less likely a short-seller in the last 5 min.

      <Out of every poster on this board, who in your estimation has made the most money on this stock?
      I would ask the same question of the tunnel-visioned rounder.>

    • Roundermatt wrote: "BJ - you make it sound like the people who disagree with you on the prospects for Parkervision have never invested in anything but concept stocks."

      Reply: This is a PRKR board, am only comparing alternatives that have succeeded where PV continues to fail. I make no assumption about other investments beyond that.

      Roundermat wrote: "The companies you are suggesting we compare PRKR to are establish ic players, with diverse product lines and their managements might be strong operators too."

      Reply: Incorrect. One has a substantial market share of PA sales to cellular manufacturers (and others), with great success. The other, Interdigital has a focus on patent licenses to the cellular industry, also with great success.

      To understand the technical success of these firms is to understand PRKR�s technical failure.

      To understand the financials of these firms is to understand PRKR�s over-valuation.

      Roundermatt wrote: "Parkervision is a bet on a disruptive technology."

      Reply: While I�m sure we disagree, I must inform you that I find that the funniest statement I�ve heard in quite a while.

      Well, I�m going to say good bye for a while. Gotta a little trip to take and some Christmas time off. Good luck everybody and happy new year.

      As usual, the opinions are my own.

    • In total, the short position is a loser at about $9/sh and with much more risk added in the last year as the number of shares shorted has doubled to tamp down the share price. This was done of course to start a panic too -- a strategy that hasn't worked at all, until maybe last week -- we will see how well it worked at the end of this month, when I predict the short position will fall 20% max through the 15th -- probably all by Farmwald.

      You, Dummies, were obviously not smart enough to cover at $7 like the soulless thug who is your hero. Of course, small-shorts could have nimbly traded around any volatility, just like in Vegas. But I have no idea who on this board did or didn't do that and it's pure gambling anyway. In the long run every gambler is a loser -- just look at any casino stock if you don't believe me. But, again, if you have watched the short interest for the last five years or so, it is no secret that the overall short position is slightly underwater at this point and has doubled in size and risk over a very short period of time without achieving its objective of panicing long holders.

      Btw, you say I have tunnel vision. I have engaged everyone here willing to dialog on any relevant topic, including Farmwald on Technology, BJ on business, Notios on so-called scams, Baron on management, Urspond on his unique insight into the players, etc., and even you about the "short position" and Teddy about the charts, which is about as shallow as I'm willing to go. I like to debate the specifics and I try to respond directly to what people say.

      With such a broad list of topics addressed and usually responded to until a reasonable exchange of ideas is completed, I'm not sure why you say I have tunnel vision. Care to explain what you mean by that?
      Dummies:
      <Out of every poster on this board, who in your estimation has made the most money on this stock?
      I would ask the same question of the tunnel-visioned rounder.>

    • <<Out of every poster on this board, who in your estimation has made the most money on this stock?>>

      I am not able to name a name, but clearly anyone who has had a highly leveraged short position that he has opened and covered repeatedly will have made the most money in this stock. I am not in a position to have done such a thing, and I am disinclined to run that kind of risk.

      More power to the people who have done so and made money, as long as they have not broken the law or engaged in subterfuge in the process. That may not include several prominent names we have seen recently.

    • A short seller of this stock loves to see that sort of hype.
      You don't seem to understand, we only make money if the stock can be sold at higher prices than the borrow. Then when the inevitable dissapointment and accompanied sell-off comes, we buy cheaply to replace what we borrowed and sold.
      Again and again and again with prkr.
      Out of every poster on this board, who in your estimation has made the most money on this stock?
      I would ask the same question of the tunnel-visioned rounder.
      Thanks in advance.

    • BJ:

      It was not my intention to suggest that Steve Jobs intends to use D2P technology in any future product. I cited his words only to support the fact that he and others in the industry are aware that current demands in future phones will be such that the present technologies will not suffice. The problem will have to be addressed by larger, longer-lived batteries or by circuitry that makes more efficient use of available current, or by some combination thereof.

      The first design win for D2P technology does not have to be with a high-profile company like Apple. Even a modest initial contract will have a salutary effect on the pps, the kind of thing that people with large short positions have planted articles in financial publications in order to avoid.

    • To be fair roundermatt "fresh kids" invented D2D in the first place...

      As for looking for excuses - there are plenty - but after such a protracted period of time the blame has to be laid at the guy that is heading things up (buck stops there and all).

      Jeff has been taking the big bucks to get this right for all these years - he hasn't delivered. This is the first point of call for turning this around.

      Regards
      Baron.

    • BJ - you make it sound like the people who disagree with you on the prospects for Parkervision have never invested in anything but concept stocks. The companies you are suggesting we compare PRKR to are establish ic players, with diverse product lines and their managements might be strong operators too. Parkervision is a bet on a disruptive technology. I think a good investor might have either or both in their portfolio and not neccessarly be the complete idiot you seem to imply.

    • Roundermatt wrote: "Jobs may not be PV's first cell OEM, but his announcement may push someone in their direction."

      Thus, it's your contention that if the 3G iPhone is built without Parkervision technology, it will push others towards Parkervision? With this logic, and the sales results to date, you've convinced me that you, Rounder, must be the PV VP of sales.

      Others with different logic might want to visit www.triquint.com to see a real semiconductor company that is rumored to have the Jobs (as in Steve) 3G PA job, or just perhaps to see what a P.A. product specification looks like.

      Others might like to visit www.interdigital.com to see what a real technology license company looks like and perhaps read the Forbes story at http://www.forbes.com/2007/09/07/interdigital-wireless-closer-markets-equity-cx_cg_0907markets94.html?partner=yahootix
      to see how Apple will license technology it needs for 2.5/3G. In this case for over $50M from Interdigital.

      Is there anybody, anywhere, not affiliated with or invested in Parkervision willing to standup and say the product is better than the competition? I'd sure many of those here would love to hear from them.

    • Jobs may not be PV's first cell OEM, but his announcement may push someone in their direction. Also, you know from your experience that the calculation of when to announce a product has many factors that go into it beyond the stated launch date at the time an announcement is made.

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