Last night at dinner, we got to talking about ultra wealth. Josh was telling us tales of his billionaire boss who does ludicrous things like dry clean a pair of socks for 10 bucks and hire people to make 5 consecutive trips to Best Buy for DVD players. And he's got two jets.
I asked the lot what they might choose to buy if they had a billion dollars. Josh wanted the NY Philharmonic. Dubbs wants a house kitted out with the latest in energy conservation technology (windmills, solar panels, etc.). Chris would buy and run a film studio. I just asked Jacob and he said a fully-equipped jet.
I wanted the $21,000 dollar G5 Mac I configured at the Apple Store the other day. Before you dismiss it, this mother fucker has ten thousand dollars worth of RAM. $10,000! Think different, indeed. What would you buy?
(My follow-up, once I realized that I'd failed to reach for the stars, was some dope NY real estate and a 30 monitor x 30 monitor network that I would only run Microsoft Word on. Really big fucking docs!)