...a whopping $125.1 million....
With the ever-increasing price of tickets, using revenue as a judge of "record-breaking" is grossly inaccurate, as it erroneously compares unequal ticket prices and ignores the effect of inflation over the years.
It would be more accurate (though still not completely accurate) to use the number of tickets sold as the basis for judging whether all-time records have been broken.
WHITElist = good
BLACKlist = bad
Instead of trying to put the label of political correctness on the attempts to rid software of racial bias, why not just rid software of racial bias?
It really would be a lot easier than to engage in an artificial political battle.
Male-dominant sexism, and the rejection of anything 'different,' seems to be actively encouraged in the gaming industry, the customers of which I suspect make up a large part of the
A few years ago I was looking for genealogy software. One of my requirements was the need to handle a F-F marriage with kids in the family. Fortunately, The Master Genealogist was up to the task. Amazingly, there were few choices that met an important requirement that I had.
The looming retirement of Windows XP won't stem the dramatic drop in PC sales this year, but it may help bolster Microsoft's revenue, analysts said today. Although experts expect some business laggards to buy new hardware as they try to replace the 12-year-old XP before it's retired in April 2014, the quantities won't be enough to move the PC shipment needle to the positive side of the meter. "Replacements for Windows XP won't be enough to offset the declines on the consumer side," said David Daoud, an analyst with IDC.
a hypothetical company that makes >1billion profit in a year is not "sustaining".
As I mentioned, those profit levels are new to EDD. The Xbox had been a loss-leader for Microsoft, only recently becoming profitable.
Except that the Xbox div loses tons of money.
It always amazes me how many people actually think that the Xbox is a highly profitable endeavor for Microsoft. While it has turned profitable recently, the Entertainment & Devices Division (where XBox is accounted for) is only mildly profitable. Nowhere near the profit rate of Microsoft's enterprise and desktop cash-cows. It is a stretch to call the Xbox a fiscal "success", at best one could now say it is not "money-losing". It is highly unlikely that Microsoft could expand the revenues and margins of EDD into a company-sustaining business.
Microsoft has everything to worry about,.
Unless and until Mr. Ballmer is removed from CEO, Microsoft will never know how to compete in a profitable manner without having the benefit of a dominant, monopolistic marketshare to leverage.
Wikipedia entry on sports:
If you are trying to justify your assertion by quoting Wikipedia entries, you've lost the debate before you even started.
All sports are a game no matter how you try and word it.
But all games are not a sport, no matter how you try to justify it.
What most of us wanted back was the Start menu, not just the Start button. Microsoft still doesn't get it:
Yup. We also want to know that Microsoft won't continue to act stupidly and once again remove the Start Menu in the future.
Yeah, maybe it's time to shut Apple down and give the money back to the shareholders. [with pointer to sarcasm reference]
You misunderstood what I said. When a company is at its peak, most think it will continue to perform at the same level. In Apple's case, that means very significant growth per year, a growth rate that is very unlikely for Apple to maintain. Apple's "market-changing" products seem to be fewer and farther in-between of late.
In May 2003, Apple's stock was around 8, it recently peaked at nearly 100 times that price.
Do you really think that Apple's stock price will increase another 100-fold over the next ten years? Do you really think that Apple can maintain the same growth rate over the next ten years?
Hence my comment that Apple's best days are behind it.
The only difference between a car salesman and a computer salesman is that the car salesman knows he's lying.