Here's the deal on this folks.... is that ipod is the new "drug" and it's the new cigarette. Yep cigarettes are bad for you... but they are sold by the billions and people that invested in phillip morris years ago got very wealthy. The fact is the ipod is more addicting to kids and adults as cigarettes... and they will continue to buy them... even though they know that there are some risks associated with it... because their pleasure of the ipod greatly outweighs any risks for them.
That said should people turn down the volume of their earbuds... absolutely. Will this story slow down ipod sales... absolutely NOT.
Ah Mr. Awe... your ignorance or lack of homework really shows through.
It is no longer just about the next big product. Now with the ipod... and more specifically the new video ipod... the Ipod / video is now the conduit to a signficant ongoing revenue stream.
Come out here to NY and take a look around grasshopper... at for example... all the new video ipods where people have pay a fee everyday to watch lost, desperate housewifes, or even the latest and greatest porn.
Bottom line... with the video especially Apple now has it's hands in all of the above... and a continuous and signficant ongoing revenue stream of even more content. For example, HBO and FOX are in active negotiation to be able to sell even more programming through APPLE.
Hence my friend... you show your ignorance when you say it's now just about the next new product. No my friend... it's now about the continuous ongoing revenue stream.
Now if you weren't watching so much porn on your ipod... you would have done your homework enough to realize this.
I'm sure starting December 27th everyone is going to be trashing on each other again. But for now... great to see that holiday spirit alive... even on this board!
Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah and Happy Kwanza to all. Be well, safe, passionate. Enjoy your kids, Kiss your wife and appreciate the moments.
And to all a Great nite.
<Biggest short of the new year>
What sort of hallucinagenic drugs are you taking??? Are you nuts? Never mind... you already answered that.
After reading this... I'm back in... http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/20/technology/mac_preview/
My only regret is that I sold my thousand shares that had merely doubled about a year ago. Had I stayed in... that same money would have been up over 500%! Woulda Coulda shouda... I know.
Bottom line... what has me back in now are a few things.
1) Everyone and their mother has or soon will own an ipod or ipod video.
2) With that... especially on the video side of things the likes of HBO, Fox, Disney etc are going to be doing more content deals with Apple. Amazing how a ton of people on their commutes are paying $1.50 a day to watch the TV show they missed the nite before. Great things are coming from that.
3) The emphasis to open more and more stores. People like to go and play... and spend money in there. The ability to go and play at the store will only continue to further increase market share over the likes of Dell. With less than 10% of the market share for computers... we are still very much in the early stages here... as tough as that is to imagine.
Anyway... got to run.
Enjoy your day.
Here's a very interesting article regarding cancer research from the NY Times... http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/21/health/21cancer.html?oref=login
If you're not a registered user... you have to register... but it's free and worth the read.
I thought it actually had some positive ramifications in their for ONCY. Your constructive thoughts and comments are welcomed!
Are you kidding? It's just another way of putting them on continual notice... that they have to be accountable to their shareholders.
Oncy... Rather than just spewing out here... at the very least... copy your post and forward it to BT and Cathy Ward. For all the research you do on the company... I assume you have their email addresses. Have a great nite.
Back from Cali... great trip. Great dinner with one of my motorcycle partners in Laguna Beach. Then went up to Newport Beach to see the parade of yachts going through Newport Harbor. (Everyone decorates their yachts during the holidays).
Would be nice to decorating my OWN yacht in the not too distant future!
How are you doing?
Crawl back in your hole Joeh. Absolutely no respect for you whatsoever. I hope you don't have any kids that you are passing your gene pool on to. Darwin would certainly have a field day with you.
You know you're as subtle as a heart attack. Every time I see your presence on the board... I get a real slimy feeling about you. At least the other shorts have the courage to stand up and say.... here's why I don't belive in ONCY. But YOU on the other hand... are just one slimy dude. Absolutely no respect for it. Are those the same kind of slimy principles you teach your kids? You add nothing of value to this board. Get a life.
The question is why should I buy when the senior vice president of Apple has dumped just about all of his shares at every opportunity... http://biz.yahoo.com/t/44/1175.html
I had thought about buying back in... but when the SVP dumps just about all of his shares. Maybe he knows something we don't???
They have a lot to lose.
Off to California. Gone for the day. Enjoy your day folks... and your weekend. Hug your kids, kiss your wife.
So skeeta trash... explain how much you lose if ONCY does not go down???
You're surely not on here just to trash for trash sakes. Or do you live with your mommy and this is the only thing she'll let you do during the day?
Seriously... you're nothing more than some guy that yells fire in a movie theatre... with the hope that a stock will go down and so you can make some money. Your postings are worthless and your value to the world is nill... and that's what you look at the mirror every day.
Too bad you couldn't add something of more value. That said... at least you're much more direct in your shortness than slimy Joeh.
Well look who has showed his slimy presence again... Mr. Shorty... joeh. Now I know it's time to buy again.
Armed... don't tell people you have a "better" side. Definitley not good for your son of bitch image!
Have a great weekend.