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The Pocket Calculator Market

 
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jabailo



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:55 am    Post subject: The Pocket Calculator Market Reply with quote

You've heard about the Hansen Economy if you're a regular reader.

Now I present...the Pocket Calculator Market.

It is my contention that the biggest bubble of all bubbles is not, was not, Internet stocks, real estate or energy...but the DOW. Yes, the hard core center of American industry is what's rotten and the reason is that over the past 50 years the foundation timbers have rotted away.

We have companies selling "high tech" products that have followed the path of the pocket calculator. In the 1970s, the pocket calculator went from high value item to something you buy next to the cash register at the Walgreen's in the span of about 8 years.

That's the situation we are in today. Big Tech are selling products that are essentially obsolete or commoditized, but for a premium value purely based on perception. That's a very dangerous position to be in because at the point you can get an iPhone on a keychain at Aeropostale it all comes undone!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Microsoft makes software for Boxes.

No one uses boxes any more.

Apple makes pocket calculators.

But the price is falling.

The decade of Microsoft and Apple was the 1990s.

The decade of Google and the web was the 2000s.

Now is the decade of Facebook, Twitter and Yelp.

They use apps on pocket calculators.

Boxes are obsolete.
Pocket calculators are becoming cheap.
Nothing stands in their way.
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