What Arlo should have done instead of ruminating was to buy Intel stock that day, in January, 2000, in the $41 range. Of course, he also should have sold it in late August or early September of that year, when the price hit the $75 range then fell off the table. But that’s the point of the cartoon, isn’t it?
(Disclaimer: no one at arloandjanis.com works for, owns stock in, lives near the headquarters of, thinks often about, even knows exactly what’s in those little chips made by the Intel Corp. The laptop upon which this is being written is powered by chips manufactured by Intel, but we’re seriously thinking about converting to a Mac.)