Dueling Fools

Dueling Fools
February 17, 1999

Sun Shines?
Sun Microsystems price (2/16/99): $100 7/16

As any student of the planetary sciences will tell you, Sun (Nasdaq: SUNW) is hot. But is it a shooting star or one that is about to burn out? This week Chris Rugaber (TMF RFK) and Warren Gump (TMF Gump) are Dueling Fools.

Chris thinks that Sun Microsystems will burn brightly while Warren is convinced that the Sun is getting ready to set. The online heavyweight is on the mat and you won't want to miss the bout.

And don't miss this week's Duel Flashback, where we reawaken our Starbucks (Nasdaq: SBUX) Duel with a double latte of accountability.

You Get to Vote!

Once you've read the arguments and the rebuttals, it's your time to cast your vote. We'll tabulate results each week and revisit them from time to time to see whether you were right! As always, we invite you to join us in the Dueling Fools Message board to continue the duel.

[Any suggestions, comments, praise, or flames, please send them along to the Dueling Fools Team.]

The Bull...
One of the many amusing things about that cheesy alien-invasion movie Independence Day was the scene where Jeff Goldblum's Macintosh laptop computer connected to the alien mother ship's computer network, enabling him to upload a virus and disrupt their entire system, thereby foiling their nefarious plans to invade Earth. (Apparently the aliens hadn't yet developed anti-virus software.)
The Bear...
Not at This Price. First off, let me say that I am an admirer of Sun Microsystems and have been for years. Since its founding in 1982, the company has emerged as an important innovative force in computer technology and has proven itself to be a solid competitor in the field. That said, I would not purchase this stock at the current price.

Results for last week's General Electric Duel

Answer Percentage
I can't make up my mind


TMF Selena's Bull argument


TMF Edible's Bear argument


They were both excellent


They were both lame