Top executives at Dell and BlackBerry Ltd scoffed at the threat
posed by the alliance this week, arguing the tie-up is unlikely to
derail the efforts of their own companies to re-invent themselves.
“I do not think that we take the Apple-IBM tie-up terribly
seriously. I think it just made a good press release,” John
Swainson, who heads Dell’s global software business, said in an
interview with Reuters in Toronto on Thursday.
This story is a little over a week old, but it popped into my head today what the above quote reminds me of.