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Many years ago, in the early 1990s and the beginning of my company Prophet, my partner said something to me at the time that I’ll never forget. He pointed to our rack of modems and said, “This is dumb.”
I’m not exactly sure what he meant at the time, nor am I sure to this day, but I believe what he meant was that the notion of:
a phone line on the customer’s end;
a modem on the customer’s end
a dedicated phone call (often long distance);
a phone line on our end;
a modem on our end
All for the purpose of establishing ONE connection was ridiculous and would be surpassed by something better one day.
Hey, does anyone know where I can buy some Theranos stock? I realize the company is bankrupt and its founder is in prison, but I still want to know.
Sounds stupid, right? Well, it isn’t one bit more stupid than the fact that FTX Token ($FTT) is still happily trading and has a market cap of nearly half a BILLION dollars. Here’s the chart, which, weirdly, spiked nicely higher in the throes of SBFs trial. When he was convicted of all counts, it did even better.
The year 2023 has been all about The Magnificent Seven. These mega-caps have absolutely carried the market. Here are the percentage returns for the past year for these beasts…………..with Nvidia in particular way over 200%………