“It’s been 20 years since Michael Dell started his made-to-order computer business from his college dorm room. As he approaches the 20th anniversary of his company and his 40th birthday, Dell can look back with a great deal of satisfaction that he’s gone in the right direction,” Ron Insana writes for USA Today.
Insana conducted a Q&A with Dell, who, when asked in 1997 what could be done to fix the Apple said, “What would I do? I’d shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders.” (source)
Insana: What about the resurgence of Apple (AAPL)? Steve Jobs says he sells the Mercedes of the computer business while you sell the Taurus.
Dell: If you go look at where jet engines are designed, for example, you might be curious to note that more than half are designed on Dell computers. What Apple has done is build the Bang & Olufsen of the computer industry