An article of interest (warning: may be financial-politics):Start: "I tend to be in hotel rooms when bubbles burst.On January 6, 2000, I was on the 30th-something floor of the Marriotthotel across the street from the convention center in San Francisco.I was jet lagged and up working even though it was still darkoutside, around 5:30 a.m. local time. Just then, Lucent Technologiesannounced earnings before the market opened. After beatingexpectations for 15 quarters in a row, Lucent missed its earningsforecast by 18¢. Much worse, it reported a $1 billion drop inrevenue. You can't miss on revenues by $1 billion unless something ishorribly wrong.<http://seekingalpha.com/article/85669-historic-financial-col...
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