- The Big Picture - http://www.ritholtz.com/blog -

Steve Ballmer quote of the Day

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On March 28, 2006 @ 10:59 am In Music,Technology,Web/Tech,Weblogs | Comments Disabled

Fortune [1] elicits the quote of the day from Steve Ballmer,  CEO of Microsoft:

>

Do you have an iPod?

No, I do not. Nor do my children. My children–in many dimensions they’re as poorly behaved as many other children, but at least on this dimension I’ve got my kids brainwashed: You don’t use Google, and you don’t use an iPod.

>

A billion dollar putz!

(No Google and no iPod — that’s borderline child abuse)

Perhaps this helps to explain why the offerings from Microsoft are such shite. It sounds as if arrogance is actually precluding them from doing competitive research. Gee, I wonder why Microsoft actually LOST market share in the search  space last year, and why their blogging effort, My Spaces, is an MSN only ghetto.

One thing is good to know — its not just us that gets pained by the bloatware — at least the families of MSFT execs are suffering, also.

Source:
The sleeping giant goes on the offensive [1]
Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft is ready to take the offensive.
Telis Demos
FORTUNE, March 28, 2006: 6:05 AM EST
http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/
2006/04/03/8373041/index.htm


Article printed from The Big Picture: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog

URL to article: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2006/03/steve-ballmer-quote-of-the-day/

URLs in this post:

[1] Fortune: http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/2006/04/03/8373041/index.htm

Copyright © 2008 The Big Picture. All rights reserved.