Microsoft’s Ballmer Ducks Eggs
May 21, 2008 11:59 AM
I literally mean that, and I’m not talking about Microsoft’s bungled efforts so far to take over Yahoo to better compete with search leader Google.
Today, cable nets aired Internet user-generated content showing Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, addressing students at Corvinus University in Budapest, Hungary, under attack.
What savvy network wouldn’t run this video? It isn’t every day that you see a disgruntled youth throw eggs at Ballmer as he’s telling students, “You can change the world.” The student apparently was unhappy that the Hungarian government had partnered with Microsoft.
Like that’s a problem?
Give me a break. Yep, Microsoft has changed our lives. Ask anyone back here who bought a new computer lately, loaded with Microsoft’s upgraded Windows Vista operating system, and you’ll want to throw eggs, too.
You can’t buy a computer with Windows XP anymore, and Vista simply won’t work with most users’ peripherals.
Message to Ballmer: Vista is a beta in drag.