updated 09:05 am EST, Mon January 16, 2006
Jobs \'email chuckle\'
On Friday, Steve Jobs took a moment to . The note came following a 12 percent rise last week in Apple's stock value, according to the New York Times: "It may not be the last laugh, but on Friday afternoon, after the close of the stock market, Steven P. Jobs, the chief executive of Apple Computer, shared an e-mail chuckle with his employees at the expense of Dell, a big rival.... On Friday, apparently savoring the moment, Mr. Jobs sent a brief e-mail message to Apple employees, which read: '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.'"
The note comes after CEO Michael Dell--in 1997, shortly after Jobs returned to Apple--said that he would shutdown Apple and give the money back to its shareholders. The remarks came in response to a question at technology conference about what he would do with the then-financially troubled Apple.