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HemiEd
04-16-2006, 04:52 AM
Microsoft Corporation 1978
Check the guy in the lower left......... that's Bill Gates. Paul Allen, the owner of the Seattle Seahawks with a net worth around $20 billion is on the far right, lower corner!

HemiEd
04-16-2006, 04:53 AM
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C-Mac
04-16-2006, 07:13 AM
What was it with the computer nerdery and facial hair?
Wonder if any in this group are of the Pest Best kind?

HMc
04-16-2006, 07:50 AM
strangely enough, Bill's haircut there is quite "cool" these days (at least in these here parts).

DaKCMan AP
04-16-2006, 07:55 AM
No, but I would have taken their lunch money.

HemiEd
04-16-2006, 09:05 AM
What was it with the computer nerdery and facial hair?
Wonder if any in this group are of the Pest Best kind?

They would have blended in about anywhere then, but they all do look pretty un-kept.

Rain Man
04-16-2006, 09:06 AM
I wonder how many of those people are rich, and how many are sitting in some cubicle somewhere banging their heads against their desks every day.

HemiEd
04-16-2006, 02:11 PM
I wonder how many of those people are rich, and how many are sitting in some cubicle somewhere banging their heads against their desks every day.

Good Question, I wonder what that gal with the shorter hair looks like now.

Braincase
04-16-2006, 02:54 PM
Good Question, I wonder what that gal with the shorter hair looks like now.

Same, but with an awesome rack...

Over-Head
04-16-2006, 02:59 PM
My brother DID! He invested $500 wayyyy back when their stock first appeared. I laughed, He said "youíll see"Now when he tells me what that $500 stock certificate is worth I cry.

Mosbonian
04-16-2006, 03:09 PM
Anyone ever heard of a company known as Seattle Software?

mmaddog
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C-Mac
04-16-2006, 04:07 PM
I wonder how many of those people are rich, and how many are sitting in some cubicle somewhere banging their heads against their desks every day.

You mean people of the Pest Best type?

HemiEd
04-16-2006, 04:44 PM
Same, but with an awesome rack...

I guess awesome could relative.. ROFL

HemiEd
04-16-2006, 04:44 PM
My brother DID! He invested $500 wayyyy back when their stock first appeared. I laughed, He said "youíll see"Now when he tells me what that $500 stock certificate is worth I cry.

How much?

chagrin
04-17-2006, 10:35 AM
I think they are in my IT department

Saulbadguy
04-17-2006, 10:42 AM
I'm Paul. Paul Allen.

Rain Man
04-17-2006, 12:09 PM
You mean people of the Pest Best type?


There was a great Saturday Night Live many years ago where Pete Best was the guest host. One of the skits was just a film of him at home, and every 30 seconds or so he would hit his head against something and say, "WHY? WHY? WHY?" or "Ringo's not even a good drummer!" It was great, especially since it was Best himself doing it.

stevieray
04-17-2006, 01:42 PM
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I think I see rainman in that picture.

Baby Lee
04-17-2006, 01:48 PM
I think I see rainman in that picture.
What with Camerohead and all I assumed that picture was from last years B-5 meet-up.

Boozer
04-17-2006, 01:48 PM
Where are they now? (http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/photos/microsoft.html)

Rain Man
04-17-2006, 01:51 PM
I must say that I really like the style of the guy on the upper left. He's got every hair fad of the 1970s going simultaneously.

Baby Lee
04-17-2006, 01:54 PM
I think the guy in the middle row on the far right grew up to be the comic book guy on The Simpsons.

Could be wrong though.

Rain Man
04-17-2006, 01:55 PM
Where are they now? (http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/photos/microsoft.html)

That's cool.

I think it's kind of funny that one of the two women in the picture sued for discrimination.

Zebedee DuBois
04-17-2006, 04:10 PM
I'm Paul. Paul Allen.

I thought you were the walrus.





goo goo cachoo.

Rain Man
04-17-2006, 04:27 PM
THOUSANDS :banghead:

He was offered 10 grand last year just due to the fact it's a "first run stock." (what ever that means) I'm assuming the collector just wanted it for historic value. Why I can't understand, but then again Iím no stock expert.

If he really invested $500 in Microsoft during its IPO, it would be worth $177,788 today. That could be why he was offered $10,000 for it.

Here's the worksheet. Microsoft closed today at $26.84.

http://download.microsoft.com/download/C/6/2/C62D9E04-2556-4826-A09C-66EB8C9B07A3/IPOROIcalc.xls

Over-Head
04-17-2006, 04:33 PM
How much?
His original 23 shares are now equal to 288 shares EACH as they have split 8-9 times or something crazy like that.= 6624 shares@ todays trading price of right around $27.00 a share= about $180,000

Over-Head
04-17-2006, 04:35 PM
If he really invested $500 in Microsoft during its IPO, it would be worth $177,788 today. That could be why he was offered $10,000 for it.

Here's the worksheet. Microsoft closed today at $26.84.

http://download.microsoft.com/download/C/6/2/C62D9E04-2556-4826-A09C-66EB8C9B07A3/IPOROIcalc.xlsNo doubt.

I had tried to edit my last post adding what it was worth, but it got screwed up during re-post, so I deleated it.

Yeah, the 10 grand he was offered he laughed at.
Like the brother says. i'm sittng on a fu@king gold mine.
And all because I had $500 to spend.

HemiEd
05-19-2006, 05:50 PM
His original 23 shares are now equal to 288 shares EACH as they have split 8-9 times or something crazy like that.= 6624 shares@ todays trading price of right around $27.00 a share= about $180,000


Wow, I think that is about the same time I made several very costly negative money decisions. This makes it even worse.