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Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Blurg, Sep 3, 2005.
Anyone else see this article on Slashdot? Sounds like Ballmer's getting a little scared of Google
Whoa. Balmer sure have a temper.
And he's a big guy... scary. I hope he doesn't end up hurting someone physically with those kind of stupid tantrums.
I just think that Ballmer is pissed because Google is where M$ should be. Producing quality products that the consumer loves...
Microsoft is scared of everybody right now.
Sometimes...I feel sorry, too, for Ballmer. I think he is, in some ways, the sort of Edsel Ford of Microsoft, or possibly of the entire IT world.
Aahh .. the cool, professional business-like approach that we look up to in all CEOs.
He paints the picture of a sad tragic moron who sips each morning from the Fountain of Parannoia.
Steve Ballmer in 5 years:
Haha! I saw that sculpture (the original one) at the Hirshhorne in DC. It is so creepy, but in a very odd way it's amazingly beautiful. I love that museum.
I kinda hope he does and that it's me I'll take anything non-lethal/disabling up to broken limbs, cuts & bruises.....it'd be worth a few million $'s
I'd take a serious beating from Ballmer for a few million. Then I could see his PR people organize his own reality show... "Steve Ballmer - the Cellmate Ya Love to Hate."
Billionare politics and steveballmer.com
Steve Ballmer is the only billionare on the planet who reports to another billionare! "Steve this engineering group isn't getting the job done" - quote from SB, quoting BG.
And when is Steve going to get steveballmer.com off of MS servers!!!!
He's not scary. I'd be happy to smack him around a little, saying "developers" with each whack.
Well, he's a big guy compared to me!
he runs around like an ape, has tantrums like an ape, so thats what he is, he can't even act professional. thats horrible.
If he threw a chair at me, I'd sue him despite hating American style lawsuits.
Then I'd plant so many of those Google bombs into Googles search, and they'd all be about Microsoft and Steve Ballmer being a big baby.
Dinner for two jerks
Allow me to do the introductions: Steve Ballmer, I'd like to introduce Reverend Pat Robertson.
Reverend, this is Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
The two of you actually share some traits in common ... a propensity for making highly regrettable statements coupled with sporadic displays of ill temperament. Enjoy your dinner and conversation. I'd like to stay but for the sake of safety, my sound judgment requires me to seek safe haven immediately.
Nope got to be somebody other than Edsel, since they are getting ready to release the Microsoft software equivalent of the Edsel Ford onto the market quite soon.
Of course it'll be painted in some garish cartoon-like colors.
I could be wrong about that though, they may be getting ready to release the Ford Pinto.
Threats to kill is a serious offence, wonder if we can persue action against this muppet and slap him behind bars?
Or maybe the Ford Capri? When I was at Ford, at the height of the Nasser era, when Ford was at the height of re-invigorating itself, my manager described the Capri as "the last complete sh** car we made."
Hopefully Vista will get a little bit of the "last" part going on.
i hope not then we can't point out its flaws and have our Mac superiority
Pft, that M$ guy is a complete idiot. if he kills google i may have to kill microsoft, and maybe someone who works there... ok, nah i wouldnt kill him, though i would send him HATE MAIL!
Okay, let's make a list of the companies that Microsoft has killed.
*switches to TextEdit and starts typing*
*watches as TextEdit crashes @ about line 450 000*
Fortunately, Google's a multi-billion company these days. I don't think they have much to fear from MS anymore. MS likes to pick on the little folks and the people who work with them, and Schmidt's not stupid enough to make any sort of deal with MS.
Steve Ballmer is an ass. Yes, he really is. And this tantrum perfectly demonstrates the problem that is Microsoft. Business and capitalism is not about "killing" the competition. It's about competing with them. But Microsoft is simply unable to co-exist with anyone. Some company is making money in a business that is somehow related to computers, software and/or internet? Unacceptable! It must be killed!
I have no high hopes for Microsoft changing their ways anytime soon. That culture of utter dominance is rooted too deep in to their DNA. Maybe, MAYBE if Steve Ballmer, Bill Gates, Jim Allchin, Martin Taylor and Craig Mundie gets kicked out and their entire board of directors gets replaced, they MIGHT learn to actually co-exists with other companies. But since I don't see that happening anytime soon, I see the total and complete destruction of Microsoft as the only viable way to ensure that we will have vibrant and healthy business-landscape in the IT-industry.
Heh, true. The only company who needs "killing" are anti-competitive M$