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Author Topic: Steve ballmer sells Windows 1.0  (Read 4698 times)

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Re: Steve ballmer sells Windows 1.0
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2006, 06:49:46 PM »
OH. MY. GOD. How is it this man has kept his job this long?

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Re: Steve ballmer sells Windows 1.0
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2006, 07:07:56 PM »
he kept his job by doing the same thing he did when he started...

need proof?

http://video.google....643&q=developers
http://video.google....403&q=developers


euhm, i have 4 words for you...

DON'T ... USE ... THAT ... STUFF ...
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Re: Steve ballmer sells Windows 1.0
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2006, 07:26:49 PM »
So, thats where tom cruise came up with his act for the oprah winfrey show huh.

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Re: Steve ballmer sells Windows 1.0
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2006, 07:29:16 PM »
I know, he's seriously scary. This should be an anti-drug commercial. :D

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Re: Steve ballmer sells Windows 1.0
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2006, 11:35:26 PM »
Holy crap, that's funny to me. He's clearly spoofing it. Imagine him doing the late night informercial circuit or heck, he can always fall back on standup comedy. Sounds like Steve Martin of the 70s.

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Re: Steve ballmer sells Windows 1.0
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2006, 02:49:38 AM »
funny and well done i'd say too. i'd pay to see his stand-up routine.

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Re: Steve ballmer sells Windows 1.0
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2006, 09:10:37 AM »
Actually I hadn't seen this collage/music vid. before which just about sums up Ballmer ...

http://video.google....423&q=developers

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Re: Steve ballmer sells Windows 1.0
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2006, 04:00:13 PM »
From Microsoft vet Larry Osterman:

"One of these days, I'll write about the Steve Ballmer Windows 1.0 demo at the Winter '85 company meeting (that's the one where he did the "how much would you pay for this" fake ad that's on the internet). "

http://blogs.msdn.co...06/07/31/684327.aspx



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Re: Steve ballmer sells Windows 1.0
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2006, 03:56:31 PM »
I am truly relieved to know it's "fake" (or at least a spoof). With Steve the way he is even today I wasn't about to assume it was anything but real - it's frighteningly plausible. ;)

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Re: Steve ballmer sells Windows 1.0
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2006, 04:57:52 PM »
So wait, which was fake? Im confuzzled

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Re: Steve ballmer sells Windows 1.0
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2006, 11:08:30 PM »
The Windows 1.0 sales pitch was a joke. It was of course the real Steve and he really said all that stuff and made the sales pitch, but the actual recording and production of it was not serious or intended to actually sell Windows. Or so I understand anyway.

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