Dear Diary,It's Friday night... And I have turned down an offer to grab some beers with the boys... And another to have "din-din" with my family... And I have "real" work I can be doing...But all I want to do is play with my CAPS. My ALL NEW Fall 2006 stylin' CAPS that have gone up over 300% from 3 and change into double digits! Yes, those caps, hahaha!Earlier, my wife entered my lair-- pardon me, my "office." And my monologue went a little something like this... "Honey, CAPS is not an 'addiction.' It's educational! And I'm making lots of friends. And I'm part of something special. We're building an investment Wonder of the World. Honest. You can email DavidG@Fool.Com and ask him yourself. Honey, baby... Tootsie! Are we really gonna leave your 401k in the hands of mutual funds? There's stocks in CAPS with more green thumbs up than an army of Martian Fonzies! Yes, I know I haven't shaved in six days or changed my drawers or, or, or even been nice, b-b-but. It's CAPS, damn you, CAPS! And mine are finally starting to show some life. So go away. Go now. LEAVE ME ALONE! I am going to get a score of a 100! My CAP will turn colors the world has never seen - hues of fuschia and aquamarine that are beyond this galaxy's spectrum of light! A man with a 100 CAPS score can rule the world! I'll get big job offers from Billionaires seeking my counsel. Investors will grovel at my feet and beg me for my knowledge. Kings will want to dine with me. Beautiful starlets will plead for my hand in marriage. O how they'll beg and I'll turn up my nose and say, 'Yes, but where were YOU starlets when I was little, bald and broke!' And... And... Okay, I'm going to step away from the computer now and take in some fresh Los Angeles air. I'm fine now, darling. Really I am. Please don't stare at me that way... I... I... I love you! And what is our child's name again? I love him... No, her... Her, yes, her too. Darling?"... Something is happening, but you don't know what it is? Do you, Mr. Jones? HaHaHaHa. Oy. Heeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrre Vonage Vonage Vonage. Come to daddy. I won't give you a red thumb, honest. I just want to look at you. And your little brother Raser too! Heeeeeeer boys. I said HERE'S JOHNNY!
Something is happening, but you don't know what it is? Do you, Mr. Jones? HaHaHaHa. Oy.Heeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrre Vonage Vonage Vonage. Come to daddy. I won't give you a red thumb, honest. I just want to look at you. And your little brother Raser too! Heeeeeeer boys. I said HERE'S JOHNNY!David,I think you've claimed your first casualty...Ryan
Dan,Perhaps an IM or better yet 'Google talk' add on would be useful.When you click on a stock selection (say EBAY) you get a little pop up box saying:Fools:XXXXYYYYYZZZZZAlso hold EBAY in CAPS and are currently on-line. Care to commiserate?Hmmm.....instead of a message board for each stock like the current Fool (Old Fool?), CAPS stock pages would have IM based boards (with voice, gotta have voice).With a blog feature for a portfolio (and holdings within), voice messaging, as well as a watchlist option; I could easily see investment clubs like NAIC set up portfolios on CAPS. They would post commentaries / proposals for existing and future holdings, then meet on-line to discuss the portfolio via Webex and /or Google talk built on or around their CAPS page.Maybe even investment newsletters of the future would use their CAPS scores in their advertising.(Who needs Zeitgeist when we have a future to look forward to?)Sorry, Dan, if you were hoping to hold onto some semblance of a family life.ZzP.S. - Anyone know where on the river I can park my van and still get wireless access?
Hey Zz,I'm personally not a big IM guy because I really end up wasting time on it - as my bigmouth friends (including me) just go on and on and on...Honestly, the scariest part of CAPS is that this current version is the Beta version. I shudder to think of all the possibilities of what can come from this monster...In fact, I would imagine the Fools at HQ could quite possibly be driven mad by the truly amazing possibilities this World'o'Caps presents. It is an amazing thing to witness.Best,BD
I think you've claimed your first casualty...Fortunately the market is open a small part of the week only. Ever gotten hooked on online games like Red Alert 2 or Civilization? Huh? Oh! 5am?? Of what day of the week?Are there traders who trade on the US market, Asian markets and the European markets to get a 24h fix? And what do they do in the weekend? I think any stock-exchange that is not 24h, 7 days per week open is archaic and should become irrelevant soon.Mark
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