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Excellent post, Poorguy. I have some thoguhts to add to your last paragraph:

Some say tech is dead. That is horrifically short-sighted. It is only taking a breather after an exaggerated run-up, and an exaggerated fall. I believe the companies I listed above will be even more powerful than they are now, and making all the rules.

Day traders and other lemmings are saying that tech is dead. But they're only talking about the stocks. The only thing that's dead right now is the ability for day traders to make a quick profit on tech stocks. Unfortunately, this also leads to the inability of these comapnies to raise cash for expansion and R&D. But you're right that these will be temporary problems (the trouble's only be going on for a year). Even if certain companies die, the technology will still be with us. If Yahoo goes out of business, will that be the end of the internet? If JDSU dies, wil that be the end of fiber optics? No way. Either those companies will recover in due time, or someone else will step in to fill the void. So don't let Wall Street's predictions, which cover a few months at most, cloud your perception of the long-term future.

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