Whoa. Balmer sure have a temper.Ballmer's threat last November was recounted in a sworn declaration by a former Microsoft engineer, Mark Lucovsky, who said he met with Microsoft's chief executive 10 months ago to discuss his decision to leave the company after six years.
After learning Lucovsky was leaving to take a job at Google, Ballmer picked up his chair and hurled it across his office, according to the declaration.
Ballmer then pejoratively berated Google CEO Eric Schmidt, Lucovsky recalled.
"I'm going to f---ing bury that guy, I have done it before, and I will do it again," the declaration quotes Ballmer. "I'm going to f---ing kill Google."
Or himself...mkrishnan said:
Aahh .. the cool, professional business-like approach that we look up to in all CEOs."I'm going to f---ing bury that guy, I have done it before, and I will do it again," the declaration quotes Ballmer.
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 $'smkrishnan said:
He's not scary. I'd be happy to smack him around a little, saying "developers" with each whack.mkrishnan said:
Allow me to do the introductions: Steve Ballmer, I'd like to introduce Reverend Pat Robertson.mkrishnan said:
Nope got to be somebody other than Edsel, since they are getting ready to release the Microsoft software equivalent of the Edsel Ford onto the market quite soon.mkrishnan said:Sometimes...I feel sorry, too, for Ballmer. I think he is, in some ways, the sort of Edsel Ford of Microsoft, or possibly of the entire IT world.
Or maybe the Ford Capri? When I was at Ford, at the height of the Nasser era, when Ford was at the height of re-invigorating itself, my manager described the Capri as "the last complete sh** car we made."Sun Baked said:I could be wrong about that though, they may be getting ready to release the Ford Pinto.
i hope not then we can't point out its flaws and have our Mac superioritymkrishnan said:Or maybe the Ford Capri? When I was at Ford, at the height of the Nasser era, when Ford was at the height of re-invigorating itself, my manager described the Capri as "the last complete sh** car we made."
Hopefully Vista will get a little bit of the "last" part going on.
Heh, true. The only company who needs "killing" are anti-competitive M$Evangelion said: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.