AnnC112358

Ann Cravens Coleman

General Information

Name:
Ann Cravens Coleman
Fool Since:
April 28 1997
Aliases:
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

Stocks:
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

Interests

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:
Tchaikovsky
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?
AnnC112358:
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?
AnnC112358:
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.)
AnnC112358:
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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