I figured it’d be fun to keep an eye on this little competition. So I threw together the google spreadsheet embedded below. If2 Apple’s market cap exceeds Microsoft’s, the phrase “Bill is still happy.” will change to something more Applelicious, and I’ll copy my former Apple coworker’s idea3 and throw a little party to celebrate the contribution of both companies to the US economy. I’ll use leftover party favors from the Windows 7 party I was selected to host last year and still feel guilty for not having thrown.4
I welcome any suggested changes or additions to the sheet. Enjoy.
Disclaimer: I think Google Spreadsheets are neato. I think stocks are baseball cards, and invest accordingly. Nothing above is meant to be used as stock buying advice, but my brother probably has a 2001 Ichiro Suzuki Rookie Card you could buy.
- Market Cap definition from Wikipedia: “Market capitalization/capitalisation (often market cap) is a measurement of size of a business enterprise (corporation) equal to the share price times the number of shares outstanding of a public company.” [↩]
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- As proof that I was ever acquainted with the man whose startup may be next to rock the S&P, note that I’m just barely visible in the last of the photos in the image gallery on that linked blog post of Sachin’s. [↩]
- I didn’t throw my planned Windows 7 party because I was ripped away from my everyday life and transported to Michigan for months to work on a film. it’s the sort of thing that can happen in my business. [↩]