Pahrump, Nevada (CNN) -- Ron Wayne is usually just another gambler at the Nugget Hotel & Casino in Nevada. He comes here a couple of days a week to try his luck on the video poker machine. But on this trip, he drew some curious onlookers, as he was escorted by a CNN camera crew. A gift-shop worker asked him if he's famous.
"Well, I'm one of the founders of Apple Computer," Wayne responded.
Wayne, 76, is used to the puzzled looks. He said people assume that he must be living in a mansion.
"I'm living off my Social Security and I do a modest trade in collectors' stamps and coins," he said.
The irony of being inside a casino is not lost on Wayne. After all, if his short-lived career at Apple had gone differently, he would be holding a different kind of winnings: 10 percent of Apple's stock.
Today, that stock would be worth $22 billion.
Wayne left Apple for only $800.
"What can I say? You make a decision based on your understanding of the circumstances, and you live with it," he said.
How about the doom and gloomer bears, who can't see anything good about the stock market, their life, or the economy? We've had ten years of no returns in the stock market, and now these savants think we'll have another 10.
And when they are 76, you'll see them in the casino. But unlike Ron Wayne, who doesn't begrudge his sale of AAPL, they'll blame someone else for their misfortune!!