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Old 09-01-2007, 08:51 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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It was a fascinating and interesting period. I have written papers about it.

Unfortunately you lack the background and intellectual equipment to discuss it.

But when we need somebody to proofread our websites you will be well up on the list.
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Old 09-01-2007, 08:55 PM
 
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I just can't see an icon going from $85bil to $15bil. An example of what not to do in business. Xerox's shareholders must have been thrilled with the return on their investment.
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Old 09-01-2007, 09:11 PM
 
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I just can't see an icon going from $85bil to $15bil. An example of what not to do in business. Xerox's shareholders must have been thrilled with the return on their investment.
Well actualy I can't either. Probably got a mess of proof readers in keeping the spelling up and losing those capable.

Then again I was not there in those years. Did you get those 1963 to 1995 numbers?
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Old 09-01-2007, 09:14 PM
 
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Well actualy I can't either. Probably got a mess of proof readers in keeping the spelling up and losing those capable.

Then again I was not there in those years. Did you get those 1963 to 1995 numbers?
Who exactly are you posting to? We all know that details such as address are not important to you, but as usual, your post makes no sense. Have another drink, and sign a listing that your broker will be responsible for.
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Old 09-01-2007, 09:17 PM
 
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Who exactly are you posting to? We all know that details such as address are not important to you, but as usual, your post makes no sense. Have another drink, and sign a listing that your broker will be responsible for.

There you go...I keep forgetting how easily small minds are confused.
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Old 09-01-2007, 09:23 PM
 
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There you go...I keep forgetting how easily small minds are confused.
Wow. If you spent 32 years at Xerox, maybe you could tell us all how the company went from a $85bil company to a $15bil company over 35 years or so. Were you lucky enough to get stock options?
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Old 09-01-2007, 10:10 PM
 
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Wow. If you spent 32 years at Xerox, maybe you could tell us all how the company went from a $85bil company to a $15bil company over 35 years or so. Were you lucky enough to get stock options?
I would love to discuss it but with your diminished capacity it would be impossible. What was Xerox stock worth in 1999 about 4 years after I retired?..I will bet you can't figure that out. So it is pointless to discuss it with you.
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Old 09-01-2007, 10:21 PM
 
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I would love to discuss it but with your diminished capacity it would be impossible. What was Xerox stock worth in 1999 about 4 years after I retired?..I will bet you can't figure that out. So it is pointless to discuss it with you.
You are right, I don't know what Xerox stock was worth in 1999. Help my diminished mind. Maybe $60 something?
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Old 01-18-2009, 09:43 PM
 
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Nothing about the silicone valley makes sense, because it is a result of government interventionism. A lot of tax victims money was poured into R&D there, helping to win WW2 and the Cold War, and the HP's, Intels, Suns, Apples, and Googles of the modern era grew in the same fertile soil. IBM and Xerox were regulated by the government quite a bit, or else IBM would have done what Microsoft did by itself. The full story with Xerox didn't come out yet, but there's a lot of stinky politics involved...
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Old 01-18-2009, 09:50 PM
 
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Nothing about the silicone valley makes sense, because it is a result of government interventionism. A lot of tax victims money was poured into R&D there, helping to win WW2 and the Cold War, and the HP's, Intels, Suns, Apples, and Googles of the modern era grew in the same fertile soil. IBM and Xerox were regulated by the government quite a bit, or else IBM would have done what Microsoft did by itself. The full story with Xerox didn't come out yet, but there's a lot of stinky politics involved...

Very little actually. Some minor and some of that well spent. But mostly it was private money. Gov money had too many strings. And much of the gov money went into dead ends. Wrong silicon orientation and such.

The 60s and 70s were a fun time though.
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