Just 21 years after facing near-bankruptcy, Apple Inc. just became the first publicly traded company in history to be worth $US1 trillion ($1.3 trillion). This means that Apple’s market cap is roughly the same as the nominal GDP for Mexico, the world’s 15th largest economy, according to the United Nations.
It’s a meaningless milestone in many ways, but it also got me thinking. Did you know that the 2001 dark fantasy film Monkeybone (starring Brendan Fraser and Whoopi Goldberg) isn’t on Netflix? It is not.