Michael Dell on HP, Apple in 1997, and Steve Jobs Summary: At the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, Michael Dell, CEO of Dell Computer, talks about the state of the PC industry, competition with HP, Apple's near bankruptcy in 1997, and the first time he met Steve Jobs. October 19, 2011 -- 11:39 GMT (04:39 PDT) Loading... Please wait. Topics: Browser, Apple, Dell, Enterprise Software, Hewlett-Packard, Legal Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.