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Apple is not only rocking your world…

…it’s shaking China like Rottweiler with a rubber ducky.

okay… so that image makes little sense. but, it’s dramatic, and fun.

and, I TOLD you, all of you, collectively, this was going to happen. so, that gives it “foretold” status.

I’m talking about this,

Apple Profit Rises on Higher iPhone and iPad Sales

here’s another link (right, → HERE) just in case you can’t sort out that offered above.

I do, in fact, discuss Apple a lot on this Blog. but, that’s because I’m passionate about the company, it’s products, the people (that make and use those brilliant products) around the company, the way it changes our lives, comprehensively, the manner in which it kicks Google’s (silly Android, anyway) and Microsoft’s asses, and the way we can all build wealth because all of that is good. … as in, using your super powers for good, good.

to wit, I gave you a heads-up around that article above when I posted, Apple’s Siri will definitely speak Chinese.

meanwhile, there was some serious profit-taking in the last week that dropped the stock almost one hundred points leading up to Apple reporting it’s numbers at the bell yesterday. just so we are clear, that was financial services insiders taking profits and shorting the stock to create room to buy it back-up  again.

Jon Coriel emailed me Monday saying, “I wish I has listened to you five years ago when you told me to buy Apple. I could have retired by now”.

can you imagine what those people that listened to me back in 2000 are doing, today (remember that 2000 figure as you continue to read this post)?

…what ever. but, Jon is correct.

so… here’s another chest-thumping prediction… I’m still saying that I believe Apple is a $1000 stock – unless it splits before that. but, if it does split, it will still go to the equivalent of $1000, which means it will be a $2000 stock by today’s standard.

don’t take my word for it. just ask over a BILLION (1.324 billion as of Monday) Chinese that understand just how profoundly Apple products are changing the world. how many more people are there in China than we have here in just the United States? is it double? more? well… its actually about three times our own population, just so you know. is it possible Apple could hit the same percentages in China it has in North America?

for it’s best perspective, just go back and pick-up Thomas Friedman’s The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century (and, → here, for a different look) and you just might have that perfect epiphany. Do it!

peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

brian patrick cork



2012 and the World goes Round



2012 is apparently the year numerous cultures have concluded that the world (as we know it) comes to an end. 1/

Cool. I like change.

But, here is an example that might be fairly easy to track that won’t involve annoying distractions such as volcancos, comets, earthquakes, blinding lights and sepulchural voices…

According to a Nemertes Study, 2012 is, with a certain degree of certainty, when demand for internet band-width could exceed capacity.

Access, and means to the World Wide Webb, has been getting steadily cheaper.

That will change if the people at Nemertes are right.

In Thomas Friedman’s “It’s a Flat World After All” we learn the simple truth that:

”The playing field is being leveled.”

A liberal Friedman Refresher if you will (not exactly a quote – but, useful in making my point):

Fiber optics enabled the internet to reach every corner of the globe. But, now it becomes a shrinking commodity. The wealthy and powerful will have access to high speeds and relevant content. The rest will suffer with (gasp!) dial-up.

Or, someone comes up with a better solution.

I will do it if no one else volunteers by, say, May 2011.

I am listening to “If Today Was Your Last Day” by Nickleback.


Chad Kroeger pretending to look like Brian Cork.

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork


1/ This includes Geophysical, Cosmological and Metaphysical speculation. But, we know for certain that this is a Leap Year (so, watch out!).

Special note of limited interest (or not):

2012 is going be the title of a movie due some time this year (2009).

The studio released a teaser trailer for 2012 that showed a tsunami coming over the Himalayas and interlaced a message about the world’s governments not preparing its population for the end of the world. The trailer ended with a message to viewers to “find out the truth” by searching on Google for “2012”. The Guardian criticized the marketing approach as “deeply flawed” since the film was not mentioned among the first few search engine results. The studio also launched a viral website published by the fictional organization Institute for Human Continuity where visitors could register for a lottery number to be part of a small population that would be rescued from global destruction.


What’s All This About?

"What am I looking at?", you might wonder.

Lots of stuff.

Meanwhile, here, I discuss events, people and things in our world - and, my (hardly simplistic, albeit inarticulate) views around them.

You'll also learn things about, well, things, like people you need to know about, and information about companies you can't find anywhere else.

So, while I harangue the public in my not so gentle way, you will discover that I am fascinated by all things arcane, curious about those whom appear religious, love music, dabble in politics, loathe the media, value education, still think I am an athlete, and might offer a recipe.

All the while, striving mightily, and daily, to remain a prudent and optimistic gentleman - and, authentic.

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