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Cog·i·ta·tion [koj-i-tey'-shun] – noun: Concerted
reflection; meditation; contemplation.
Kirt [kert] – proper noun: RF Cafe webmaster.
Stock Option Envy
Folks, if you want an eye-popping experience, go to the MSN
Money Central "Insider Trading"
page and type in your company's stock market trading symbol (Lockheed Martin=LMT, Tyco=TYC, Qualcomm=QCOM, Analog
Devices=ADI, etc.). 100s of 1,000s and even 1,000,000s of $$$ in exercised options and stock sales by corporate
officers. For a monthly industry overview, bookmark this page from Silicon Strategies (you'll have to do the math on
this one, though). Mention what you see the next time you're told the company cannot afford raises or bonuses this
year. Not everybody's hurting out there.