Ann Cravens Coleman

General Information

Ann Cravens Coleman
Fool Since:
April 28 1997
Ann112359 (11/30/2001), TMFAnnC (11/30/2001), ann112358 (11/30/2001)
Where I Live:
Reston, VA

Investing Basics

Investing Style:
Mechanical Investing

Investing Favorites

Options on stocks and options on ETFs

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
Univ. of South Florida (Tampa), Univ. of Florida (Gainesville)
Job Title
Writer/editor, Society of Nuclear Medicine


Personal Quote:
Why can't we all just be rational?
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
Mark Twain (It's really Johnny Depp, but I'm too embarrassed to admit it.)
Favorite Vacation Spots:
Anywhere I've never been
Favorite Sports or Teams:
Reading, preferably in a hammock
Favorite Music or Musicians:
Great Books Read Recently:
The Gifts of the Jews - Thomas Cahill

An Interview with AnnC112358

Last updated: 11/29/2014
The Fool:
If you could go back in time and witness one event in history, what would you go back and see?
The Trinity atomic bomb test. Perhaps a strange choice, but truly a defining moment in history. Or the first moon landing--if I could witness it in person, of course. :)
The Fool:
What industry do you follow most closely and why?
Biotechnology. It's fascinating, high tech, has huge profit potential and is NOT internet-related.
The Fool:
How'd you find out about the Fool? (Make your answer as colorful and truthful as possible.)
In early August, 1993, an AOL disk arrived in the mail attached to Scientific American magazine. About a month earlier I had decided to find out about this Internet thing, so I had requested the sign-up package from Compuserve (because AOL was supposedly the more frivolous service). They sent a three inch thick package of instructions which promptly went into a lower desk drawer for "later." When I saw the AOL disk (no documentation), I just put it in, and 10 minutes later I had an account and was looking at a Fool icon on the AOL welcome screen. (This just happened to be the day (~+1,~+2) that the Fool site launched on AOL.) It was a life changing moment. The sad thing is that I didn't buy AOL until 4 years later.
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