Dell computers are in trouble. Nobody gives a sh*t about them because they would rather buy Ipads. Their stock is in the toilet and they have no creative people who can help make products to compete with Apple. Apple is consistently kicking their azz up and down silicon valley.
So they want to take their ball and go home. They want to stop being a publically traded company so they no longer have to make public how terrible they are always doing.
The funniest part is remembering how the tables have turned for Michael Dell. Luckily I am real good at remembering.
From 2006 (before the Iphone or Ipad were out) -http://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/16/technology/16apple.html?_r=0
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.
The message was prompted by the 12 percent surge in Apple's stock price last week, which pushed the company's market capitalization to $72.13 billion, passing Dell's value of $71.97 billion.
In 1997, shortly after Mr. Jobs returned to Apple, the company he helped start in 1976, Dell's founder and chairman, Michael S. Dell, was asked at a technology conference what might be done to fix Apple, then deeply troubled financially.
"What would I do?" Mr. Dell said to an audience of several thousand information technology managers. "I'd shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders."
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."
Dell executives did not return calls over the weekend asking for comment on Apple's rising fortunes.
Mr. Dell appears to have softened his views on Apple recently. In June, he responded to an e-mail inquiry from Fortune.com and said that Dell would consider putting Apple's OS X operating system on its machines if Apple ever decided to sell it separately from its hardware.
From 2006 to 2013 Michael Dell still hasn’t figured out how to compete. So off he is trying to go and hide. Go hide Michael….Nobody will even know you are gone.