Michael Dell, CEO of Dell Computer Corp., has been running the company for half his life. One of the youngest of the technology billionaires, Dell has successfully led the company through rises and falls in the computer market, tapped the technology needs of rising economies, and moved Dell firmly into enterprise computing. While visiting Toronto recently, he spoke with Network World Canada contributor Chris Conrath about the company, its philosophies, and even a bit about himself.

NWC: You have said you don’t care one way or the other about the Compaq-HP merger. Regardless, are there any competitive advantages Dell can get from this time of uncertainly?