Thursday, October 06, 2011

R.I.P. Steve Jobs

AAahhhh the good old days.. & the age of innocense.
I worked for Intel in Santa Clara from 1990 to 2001. From 1990 - 1991, I  worked with a team of Finance Systems programmers.  Intel was cash rich from the 386 chips and was the King of the Hill in Silicon Valley at the time. We worked hard and we were proud of our company's accomplishment..  We were flying high with  Win-Tel. Microsoft and Intel, two Kings of the Hills.

Apple Computer was taking over some buiidings and started their headquarter in Cupertino.  However, it did not stop us from joking that Apple made more money from selling Apple baseball caps and Apple tee-shirts in their Apple gift shop (in Cupertino Hdqtr building) than selling their Apple Macintosh computers.

At one time in our working life at Intel, every employees received a free Intel computer. Of course there  were no Apple computer at Intel or at our home. However, if my memory is not failing me, our kids were using the MacIntosh at their schools in Cupertino. Compliment of Apple Computer, Inc!

In 2000 Intel stock closed at $162.25. No regret,  granted, Intel stock splitted 2 for 1 total 5 times
from 1990 to 2001.  Somehow, it  never have gone up beyonds  $38 since 2001.  On October 3, 2011, Intel stock closed at $21.85. 

Oh, I am wondering aloud, any one EVER HEARD OF the Intel Video Cam,  Intel MP3 player & Intel Video Phone ...
Those were the days, and now is now.  & now for everyone,  the time is for the iPhone,  the IPod &  the IPad

Apple stock closed at $378.25 a share on October 5, 2011.

RIP Steve Jobs!

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