Fuji - good post. Yep, I'm one of the multitude of Data I/O investors who are in for the long haul... as long as that is measured in years and not decades. The first time I invested in DAIO was back in 1993 and I sold in 1995 for more than twice today's price. Take a look at the yahoo max. chart. It doesn't inspire one to view this company as a buy and hold forever investment. The business has too many ups and downs. That said, I agree with your assessment of the leadership and also believe that 2005 could be a breakout year. Of course it might not come until 2006. When it does, I think optimism will send the stock price up to $5 to $6 and some of our long-term investors will start taking some money off the table. At least that's my plan. I sure hope we get there. In the meantime, I don't plan to bail just because a few sales slide to the right.
Good luck. I think I'll go grab a Washington apple from the kitchen and toast (crunch) to the success of my fellow DAIO investors.
Hang tough - we will be rewarded from these levels.