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Author Topic: Steve Ballmer's Dilemma  (Read 969 times)

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Steve Ballmer's Dilemma
« on: October 30, 2012, 03:09:43 PM »
A new article on Cringely (I, Cringely formerly of InfoWorld fame), hits it on the spot, with a few zingers to boot!  He doesn't always get it right, but I love his deconstruction of the industry.

One of my favorites from this article:
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Like Blanche DuBois, Microsoft has relied on the kindness of strangers.

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(And, just for clarification, I don't totally agree with the article.  But it has a glimmer of truth, even if just partial and perceived- especially when it comes to the consumer market.)

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Re: Steve Ballmer's Dilemma
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2012, 04:23:09 PM »
Very deep.
In the photo you provide, Steve Ballmer appears to be making two Fibonacci ("Golden") spirals with his hands. I wonder if that has any more-than-coincidental meaning in terms of the Fibonnaci spiral made by hurricane Sandy lately? (Balmer's an Illummumino-something - right?)
For example, from here: (This is so WOW!)

Fibonacci NOT - fake Sandy spiral - is hurricane Irene (2011) not Sandy (2012).jpg

Oh, wait...or maybe not - e.g., here.
Bugger. Another myth debunked. I hate that.



... ;D

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Re: Steve Ballmer's Dilemma
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2012, 04:49:17 PM »
I don't know.  I looked at it as an in media res look at this final product...

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Re: Steve Ballmer's Dilemma
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2012, 06:37:21 PM »
^ - Nice Fibonaccies!    ;D
But it's only just some dude with his fingers in his ears.
And the earlier pic is just some dude waving his fingers/hands around in the air.

Mind you, I'd probably start waving my hands about like that - and a lot more strange things too - if I carried the enormous responsibility for keeping a behemoth like M$oft from running off the rails. And I suspect that I'd be well past the point where I was doing it for the money.

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Re: Steve Ballmer's Dilemma
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2012, 09:01:15 PM »
Well, I figured that the waving might be the motion before he put his hands in his ears :)  After all, there must be a reason he has such a hard time hearing anyone other than himself...