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Michael is that your foot in your mouth?
Lets backtrack to October 6, 1997. Michael Dell the CEO of Dell Computer made the following suggestion at the Gartner Symposium and ITxpo97 when asked what could be done to fix the Apple at the time:
"What would I do? I'd shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders."
Steve Jobs' verbal response (1997)
On November 10, 1997, just over a month later Apple Interim CEO (iCEO) Steve Jobs responded:
"We're coming after you, you're in our sights."
Steve Jobs' email to Apple employees (2006)
At the time, Apple's market cap just surpassed Dell. Steve Jobs sent an email to Apple employees containing the following message:
"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."
It's only the beginning
So here we are, just over ten and a half years later and Apple is wortth just over four times as much as Dell. Apple's integrated end-to-end vision is winning in the marketplace. Macs, iPods, and the iPhone all leverage the most advanced operating system in the world, Mac OS X. People are switching to Macintosh computers in record numbers, Mac sales are spiking, and it's just the beginning.