Jobs suggests Dell should eat his words

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Jan 16, 2006.

  1. macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. macrumors 68020


    Oct 24, 2004
    Northants, UK
  3. macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    i love the inflamitory headline that Cnet uses.

    it was a much longer article than needed really too.
    nice and short email that Jobs sent out. (he even acknowledged that things could change back just as quickly)
  4. macrumors 68000


    Jan 3, 2002
    anything to get your hit rate up...
  5. mpw

    Jun 18, 2004
    It's headlines like that that make me hate journalists. I don’t know how many times I’ve read an article where I know I’ve only got a little knowledge on the subject but come away knowing I know more than the journalist who ‘researched’ it, and I just know that a lot of other readers will come away thinking they’ve learnt something.

    We had a front page headline in the local paper (for a community of ~90K) “Bird Flu Could Kill 650”. Now it’s not that the headline is wrong but it doesn’t say that bird flu could alternatively kill 'none' or again alternatively kill 'all'. Where is the news in that?
  6. Guest

    Apr 17, 2005
    Currently in Switzerland
    Fact is: Michael Dell is a tool and he ate some crow now...not only he said that he would shut it down and give money to shareholders, but also that he would never accept a CEO position there, as Apple was hopeless.

    Funnily, Dell is close to hopeless now, with its clunky machines and stupid's to the losers, Dell fanboys!
  7. macrumors 68030


    Jul 17, 2002
    Dubuque, Iowa
    If Apple had enough money, it wouldn't be too bad of an idea.
  8. macrumors 68040

    Jul 1, 2004
    Yeah, they'd finally be able to sell a complete machine for under $400. Even though it would be a stripped down piece of crap, millions would buy them just cause its a dell and its under $400.
  9. macrumors 68030


    Jul 17, 2002
    Dubuque, Iowa
    That and its practical. Dell is the exact opposite of Apple: function over form.
  10. macrumors 65816


    Jun 6, 2005
    the ruins of the Cherokee nation
    Dells function? :confused:
  11. Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Mmmmm, at the time that Jobs started turning Apple around, Apple was worth little more than its brand name. Which, admittedly, was probably one of the best brand names in the computing industry even then, because of all the visibility it got in the earlier heydays of the Mac, as well as the Apple ]['s that people in my generation grew up with. But they didn't have much else at that time. So I can sort of see Dell's point. But brand name is worth a lot, in addition to Jobs deserving a lot of the credit for being visionary enough to turn Apple around. I think from Mr. Dell's business acumen and mindset, for him, his solution would've been the best, because he could have done much more with Apple's market cap by starting over than by reinvigorating. I personally am glad that it was Jobs and not Dell who got the chance at the helm! :)

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