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>>>A MSFT share was worth about $35 dollars when Ballmer took over

This is incorrect.

In December of 1999 the shares were selling around $58/share. Even in March after he took over the stock still hovered around $53/share. By May, the price had crashed to around $30/share - which coincides with the first dot com bubble bursting.

IIRC the MSFT 'crash' was on the day they were found guilty of antitrust violations, and a bit before the bubble actually popped.

You are correct. Microsoft stock crashed twice. (It also went down when the bubble went down.)

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