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barn32
04-30-2014, 12:53 AM
"Did you know that the ‘tablet’ was invented in 1983 by Thomas Peterffy. Did you know that tablet was used on the options floors to show options pricing and that he added reverse colouring to his pricing to show if they were out of line with his computermodels? Green meaning they had to be bought and red meaning they had to be sold ? Did you know his firm does over 10% off all options trading worldwide and was originally know as Timber Hill (https://www.interactivebrokers.com/en/?f=%2Fen%2Fgeneral%2Fabout%2Fabout.php) ? Did you know that their brokerage arm is almost meaningless to them. Did you know Peterffy didn’t even bother to take a patent on his invention of the tablet. Also did you know that tablet had a touchscreen?"

Link (http://localsfoolsgold.blogspot.be/2013/12/trading-trivia-and-trivia-of-life.html)

highnote
05-10-2014, 12:08 AM
Here is a video about Tomas Peterffy. He is interviewed at the 11:15 mark and he shows his touch screen computer at the 12:10 mark.

He says he doesn’t believe in patents because it causes people to become “disincentivized” to come up with new things.

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PICSIX
05-10-2014, 04:26 AM
I thought Al Gore invented the tablet :lol: :lol: