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There's a really excellent article by Tom Kerr on the likelyhood of the first trillion dollar company. The current capatilisation is:


Market Cap

Growth Rate

Cisco Systems



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Exxon Mobil















In summary he reckons that Microsoft will not make it as it has been ordered to be broken up into differnent parts. Cisco and Oracle may not make it as they have a high share price/earnings ratio. Intel may not make it as hardware is becoming less of an issue, in the face of software and the Internet. In the end he thinks that IBM and Lucent may be the best bets.


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This link really depends on what you define as fun!

School of Computing WWW page, which has lots of useful information.

Mirror sites: A mirror of this site can be found at ceres and DCS [which should be the most up-to-date]. 
My WWW server: I've also set up a Linux (Red Hat) WWW server on the PC in my office. It doesn't have much just now, as I only have allocated a small space to it (

Isn't that interesting?:

In 1984, Michael Dell started Dell Computer in his college dorm room. Within five years, Dell Computers had revenues of over one quarter of a billion dollars.