At Microsoft’s private company meeting at Seattle’s Safeco Field yesterday a “poor Microsoft employee who tried to take a picture of Ballmer with an iPhone,” Todd Bishop reports for The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
MacDailyNews Take: Doesn’t sound “poor” to us. He /she sounds smarter than the average Softie; must work at MacBU.
Bishop reports, “When Ballmer was making his big entrance — slapping hands, running around, and generally whooping things up, as is his tradition at these events. That was when he spotted someone at field level, allegedly a member of the Windows group, using an iPhone to take his picture.”
“Ballmer grabbed the Apple device from the employee and made some funny remarks as everyone booed. Then he put it on the ground and pretended to stomp on it, before walking away,” Bishop reports. “The scene was visible on the big screen, so even people in the upper deck could see what was happening.”
Bishop reports, “Of course, Ballmer might do better in the future by making sure that the employee has good reason to pick a Windows-branded phone over competing devices — but as one of the person’s colleagues noted on Twitter, ‘you just don’t pick up the CEO of Chevy in a BMW.'”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: That employee must be new or he’d know that the delusional Microsoft brass loves to pretend that they don’t offer inferior products and that Apple, their inspiration, doesn’t even exist.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “MBP Screamer” for the heads up.]