Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for September 02, 1998
Mike: You really think I could pull off a stock offering? Bernie: Sure - it's an internet company, isn't it? I mean, look at the search engine guys. They've got no hard assets, just software that drives everyone crazy. And yet they have market values in the billions! Of course, if someone comes along with a smart search engine, one that actually works, those companies evaporate overnight. Mike: So it is risky. Bernie: Well, sure, but by then you own the mariners.