Who put the helium in our stock price? Oh that’s right. I did.

I’m not very good at math, so correct me if I’m wrong here, but it looks to me like our stock is up roughly 50% in the current year, from just over $80 at the start of the year to $120 now. And since our market cap is now just over $100 billion I think that means we’ve added, what, about $30 billion, maybe a little more, just in the past five months? Hmmm. $30 billion in five months. And during those five months we’ve been hounded over some options that were worth, what, about $20 million? And the Journal has been griping because I’m some big rapacious greedy bastard who gets paid a lot and flies around in an expensive jet? Thirty billion dollars in five months. Oh, you poor Apple shareholders. My heart bleeds for you.