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DELL™ and Apple Computer™

This is a joke, please do not take it seriously

Bryan photoshopped this image, so you don't need to.

Today, Apple Computer made it to the headline again with this story: Michael Singer, "Dell founder thinks different about Apple", ZDNet News June 16, 2005.

I have to say, DELL™ (or Michael Dell himself specifically?) has histories with Apple Computer that are not pretty. I think Mr. Dell was probably joking and laughing at Mr. Jobs (again). So, is there any particular reason that Apple has not learned from its past? You can continue to read in the "Read More".

Some Old News

What would I do? I'd shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders," Michael Dell said before a crowd of several thousand IT executives. -- Via c|net, 1997
Steve thought this was rude. He even looked up the definition. He displayed a slide with the dictionary quote of rude's meaning. The assembled crowd and I agreed, Dell's comment was rude. -- Via ATPM 3.11

And even older news:

They stopped at Dell Computer in Texas, where they showed Star Trek to founder Michael Dell. Dell was impressed, but told Gonzales bluntly that unless it was free, Dell wouldn't be able to use the promising operating system because Dell was paying Microsoft for its Windows OS for each computer his company shipped, regardless of whether the computer shipped with Windows. -- Via geektimes (an archived story: Jodi Mardesich, "The secret weapon Apple threw away", San Jose Mercury News, Nov. 1, 1997.)

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