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Thanks for sharing

I have no friggin' clue how the stock market works. I have no friggin' clue how time travel works. Money and time make my brain hurt, because they're both the kind of thing that can be measured... but that doesn't really exist.

You may have an crinkled ugly greenygrey Abraham Lincoln or a crinkled beeyootiful colorful 5€ bill in your pocket, but it doesn't really mean anything. You can give it to the man and he will give you a baguette (and hopefully a lot of change), but it isn't really worth anything. Apparently it represents something nice and maybe your government would give you some nice doubloons if you asked for them, but it's really just a piece of paper.

Once we get into big bucks and trading, we get even more imaginary. You can own parts of companies, but you can also own parts of companies and not know what companies you own. If you have a company, you can sell parts of it to other people, but you can keep some of them and if you have enough parts, you get a fancy title and an office but you don't have to do any work anymore. I think.

Listed on BlogSharesI just thought I would explain that to you, in case you didn't know anything about how the stock market works. I hope you feel educated by my explanation and that it will make you want to buy shares of my sad, worthless blog. Or maybe I just want you to link your valuable blog to mine. I don't know. I don't understand how this works.

Explanation of time travel to follow in a later post. Or possibly never.

srah - Friday, 4 April 2003 - 10:10 AM
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