Monday, April 03, 2006

With a CEO like that, who needs enemies?

OK. So if you're the world's biggest and most successful software company the word "PR disaster" doesn't hold the same meaning for you as it does to other, more vulnerable creatures.

One can only imagine what kind of thinking leads to behaviour like this. Does Steve Ballmer think he has to compensate for his Lord and Master's famous lack of on-stage charisma?

"PR Disaster" is one thing. But with a CEO like that the word "PR liability" springs to mind. And don't even start on the subject of chair-throwing.

I think it might be time for Microsoft to start winning developers' hearts and minds, rather than bullying them into thinking this is anywhere close to a role model...

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