In an internal email that leaked to the Internet today, Steve Jobs said the following:
Team, it turned out that Michael Dell wasn’t perfect at predicting the future. Based on today’s stock market close, Apple is worth more than Dell. Stocks go up and down, and things may be different tomorrow, but I thought it was worth a moment of reflection today. Steve.
This email was a belated response to Michael Dell’s 1997 statement suggesting Apple shut down and “give the money back to the shareholders.” Ah, Steve Jobs, ever humble.