Jim, the "S" curve applies to products or technologies. With an innovative company like 3M you have "S" curve upon "S" curve which together make a rather straight ramp:http://invest.kleinnet.com/bmw1/stats40/MMM.htmlWith a one (or two) trick pony like Microsoft you see the "S" rather clearly (1990-1999): http://finance.yahoo.com/q/bc?s=MSFT+Basic+Chart&t=myhttp://invest.kleinnet.com/bmw1/stats25/MSFT.htmlCSCOhttp://finance.yahoo.com/q/bc?s=csco+Basic+Chart&t=myApple has gone through several stages, the current one, mobile smartphone computing, really caught on quite recently, maybe a decade ago, and I think it has a ways to go.AAPL:http://finance.yahoo.com/q/bc?s=AAPL+Basic+Chart&t=myhttp://invest.kleinnet.com/bmw1/stats25/AAPL.htmlBut there is another phenomenon, these fast growers have 50% corrections quite often. I believe buying on those dips is the better BMWM entry point (AAPL 2008).Of course these charts are best viewed in the rear view mirror. Would be lovely so see tomorrow's chart but Mike hasn't gotten around to that yet! LOLDenny Schlesinger
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