Gongol.com Archives: May 2010
Brian Gongol

May 26, 2010

Computers and the Internet Apple's market cap exceeds Microsoft's
The New York Times heralds the event as an epic moment in computing and business history. That's overstating the case a bit, though it's interesting to see that Apple and Microsoft are #2 and #3, respectively, in US market capitalization, well ahead of every other American company but ExxonMobil. But Microsoft has $45.7 billion in net equity, and Apple has $31.6 billion. Clearly, Apple's shareholders are a little more optimistic about the future. But should they be?

Science and Technology The pig with the sheep's wool
It happens to be a rare type of pig with long hair. Most people probably don't realize (if their only interaction with hogs has been the pigskin) that all swine have hair, and in fact quite a bit of it.

Threats and Hazards North Korea's government tries to pick a fight with the Republic of Korea

Aviation News Space Shuttle Atlantis ends its final scheduled flight
And still no plan for a successor to the Shuttle program

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