Total eclipse of Michael Dell happens next Tuesday

Michael Dell plans to give the keynote speech at the Consumer Electronics Show, where, according to organizers:

“Mr. Dell will describe how customer imagination is the most important driver of innovation, and introduce groundbreaking new products and services.”

Besides the first half of that sentence not making a bit of sense to anyone outside of the Enderle household, er… “Group,” Michael Dell wouldn’t know “innovation” and/or “groundbreaking new products and services” if they walked up behind him and bit him in the ass.

Anyway, get this, Michael Dell plans to bore the audience to tears with his description of “how customer imagination is the most important driver of innovation” or whatever on Tuesday, January 9th at 9am PST; in other words, exactly the same date and time as Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ Macworld Expo 2007 keynote.

There’s nothing quite like seeing the local cover band schedule their first gig across town on the same night and time that Elvis opens for The Beatles, is there?

Good luck with your media coverage there, Mikey.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Investor” for the heads up.]

Related article:
Steve Jobs to deliver keynote address at Macworld Expo San Francisco 2007 on January 9th – October 03, 2006

74 Comments

  1. I think this isn’t by chance. Knowing that he had nothing new to say on innovation, he planned it for a time when noone would be listening….that way, diverting the attention from his incompetence.

  2. Good line, MDN: “There’s nothing quite like seeing the local cover band schedule their first gig across town on the same night and time that Elvis opens for The Beatles, is there?”

    But the local cover band will have its groupies: Enderle, et al.

  3. I think that he’ll delay his keynote by about 5 minutes. That will allow his operatives to see what Steve is introducing at MW, translate it into Dellspeak, transmit it to his receiver, and have him announce his “innovations”. I can see it now: “We are, uh, delivering a new iPod, uh, I mean music player with, uh, video. Yeah, that’s it. And we’re gonna give you iTV, uh, I mean DellTV that will, uh, allow you to, uh, whatever.”

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