After reviewing your message, I checked over on Silicon Investor to see if they have had better luck in finding anyone that is alive and breathing at BCR. I think we should consider ourselves lucky in that there was only one message on the entire board! This is amazing, for as large a company as is Bard. It does make you wonder if they haven't gone home and forgotten to turn off the lights. Certainly, based on the stock's performance this decade, they havaen't been home much! If there are companies that are more deserving of being called a "slug", I hope I never have the misfortune of investing in them.