This is a chart that shows market capital of Apple and Dell over last 10 years [released by NASDAQ].
Like DIGG effect on website traffic, you can see iPOD effect on Apple capital from 2005 June onwards. Apple market cap increased in four folds since the release of iPOD!! In the recent days the party is joined by iPhone and Apple is set to reach new heights soon.
You would be thinking why Apple market capital is compared with Dell alone in this post. There is a strong reason for this. In 1997 Michel Dell was asked "what would you do if you were the CEO of Apple?" in front of thousands of technology executives. Dell replied "What would I do? I’d shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders." I don't want to say anything more about this comparison. You say it now..[add comments]