Dell’s comments about Apple not relevant, says company

“What would I do? I’d shut it [Apple] down and give the money back to the shareholders,”

Asked about Dell’s comments 16 years later in the context of Dell’s privatization effort, a Dell spokesperson gave TPM the following statement:

“That comment has been taken out of context and is not relevant.”

Well now, that’s convenient.

  • 🙂

  • tylernol


  • “This is the operative statement. The others are inoperative.” Nixon Press Secretary Ron Zeigler paved the way for moments like this.

  • GTWilson


    “Mister Dell is acutely aware of the statement in question and goes apoplectic at the merest mention. Please, for the sake of those of us who are still employed here, let it drop”

    • Anyone else thinking “cage match,” with him and Ballmer?

  • Da fuq are they supposed to say?

  • The grown-up thing to do would be to admit it’s a mistake and congratulate Apple on a job well done.

  • Technically, it isn’t relevant to the work that Dell has to turn around their failing company. Good luck with that, Dell. OK, not really. 🙂