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Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Go Jobs! Home
Posted at 11:01 AM by Aditya

it's like i told you ... real world soaps are so much more interesting than the ones on star plus or some crappy channel! check this baby out! don't you just love Apple?

As Apple's stratospheric rise continues, Apple CEO Steve Jobs shared a jab at Dell chairman Michael Dell with employees via e-mail on Friday. The comments are a response to a 1997 comment by Dell, who was asked what he'd do with Apple, then financially struggling and near collapse.

"What would I do?" Dell responded. "I'd shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders." A few weeks later at Apple's official announcement of Jobs' return, with a picture of Dell's face covered by a bull's-eye, Jobs said, "You're in our sights."

On Friday, Apple's market capitalization passed that of Dells. The company is now worth $72.13 billion, versus Dell's $71.97 billion. Shortly following the market close, Jobs sent an e-mail to employees, showing he hadn't forgotten Dell's comments nearly eight years later.

"Team, it turned out that Michael Dell wasn't perfect at predicting the future. Based on today's stock market close, Apple is worth more than Dell. Stocks go up and down, and things may be different tomorrow, but I thought it was worth a moment of reflection today. Steve."

Dell was not returning requests for comment.

Jobs' is one of the greatest CEO's i've seen in a while, up there with the likes of Gates and a very select others. he is very much responsible for Apple's amazing ascent through the stock markets, and our homes.
next up: apple vs. microsoft!

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