View Full Version : Microsoft Plans $75 Billion Payout

Jul 21, 2004, 12:41 AM
Category: Microsoft
Link: Microsoft Plans $75 Billion Payout (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20040721014112)
Posted on MacBytes.com (http://www.macbytes.com)

Approved by Mudbug

Jul 21, 2004, 12:41 AM
I'm lovin' the attached picture of Ballmer...

I smell a photoshop thread...

Jul 21, 2004, 01:10 AM
My eyes!!!! :eek: :eek:

I thought the small one on the site was bad enough, but you just HAD to go and enlarge it didn't you :eek:

Savage Henry
Jul 21, 2004, 02:14 AM
Those are the warm sophisticated looks of a man oozing cool rational integrity! :p

At least Gates is giving his portion to charity, but I did like the idea that they have all this money by the reduction in legal uncertainties facing the company .... afterall once you destroy all your competitors the's no one left to sue you.

Daveman Deluxe
Jul 21, 2004, 04:07 AM
Photoshop eh? I'm thinking maybe a moustachio, an outstretched right hand, maybe a caption that says, "Sieg heil!" ;) :D

Jul 21, 2004, 09:17 AM
I checked -- the word "Innovate" doesn't appear in that article. Usually those guys (Gates and Balmer) like to throw that word around, as if they know how to do it.

Jul 21, 2004, 11:30 AM

Jul 21, 2004, 12:53 PM
Wasn't there a thread about shuttering MS, and they talked about buying back stock as the first step? Could this be too good to be true? :) Then again, we won't be able to make fun of them anymore. Maybe it would be better to keep them around just for laughs. ;)

Jul 21, 2004, 05:12 PM
Separated at birth?


Jul 21, 2004, 05:13 PM
Microsoft's dividend payout after this is still only 1%, compared to an average dividend payout of 2%.