Michael Dell is most familiar to long-time Apple fans as the man who told a crowd in the late-1990s that, if he was running the company, “I’d shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders.”
With Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs movie currently making waves, Conan yesterday unveiled his hilarious trailer for what a Michael Dell biopic might look like.
If you ever wanted to see a Hollywood version of the Dell story — complete with inspirational lines like “Don’t think different; think same” — this is probably the closest you’re ever going to get. Check it out below.
Michael Dell has, incidentally, backed down from his fateful “shut down Apple” comments in recent years.
During a Q&A at TechCrunch’s Web 2.0 Summit in 2011, he “clarified” the infamous statement, saying that he only suggested he would close shop at Apple because he was so dedicated to running Dell at the time.