So instead of skiing these past few days, I have been lying here, barely able to move, with my muscles so sore it hurts to take a shower.

Instead, I've confined myself to

Tuesdays with Morrie

. If you haven't read it, read it. If you have read it, then you know how I feel -- just like Morrie!

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message boards.

But I've yet to miss one scheduled column since my


debut, and today is no exception, as I look at some dinosaurs that were first discovered back in the Old Techsic era of corporations. But maybe some of these fossils haven't been hit by a meteor ... yet.

Tomorrow? A quick look at some traditional retailers. Then, on Friday, a look at five GBS faves!

Gary B. Smith is a freelance writer who trades for his own account from his Maryland home using technical analysis. At time of publication, he held no positions in any securities mentioned in this column, although holdings can change at any time. Under no circumstances does the information in this column represent a recommendation to buy or sell stocks. Smith writes five technical analysis columns for each week, including Technician's Take, Charted Territory and TSC Technical Forum. While he cannot provide investment advice or recommendations, he welcomes your feedback at has a revenue-sharing relationship with under which it receives a portion of the revenue from Amazon purchases by customers directed there from