A Look At The Funnier Moments Of Steve Ballmer

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is the IT industry’s clown prince as far as I am concerned. He’s had a ton of funny moments over the years, (as well as being the target for eggs) so I thought that I’d share a few of them with you.

First there’s this video of Ballmer selling Windows 1.0. He totally sounds like a used car salesman. One would argue that you would have to be to work for Microsoft. But then he moves on to what he calls “The bedrock of Microsoft” who are of course developers. Look at the sweat stains on his shirt. He really needs some of that clinical strength antiperspirant that’s appearing in drug stores near you. The best one has to be the infamous “Monkeyboy video” where Ballmer jumps around like a ADHD sufferer on speed. Did he not get his daily dosage of ritalin?

None of this behavior comes as a shock to anybody who knows him. According to Fredric Alan Maxwell who wrote a book on Ballmer, he once shouted ”Windows! Windows! Windows!” so furiously at a sales meeting in Japan that he ripped his vocal cords, requiring surgery. Now that’s a bit freaky. And then there’s his love of chairs and wanting to “kill” Google. That was something he said was a “gross exaggeration.” Given everything that I’ve cited, I’m not so sure.

All in all, an entertaining personality. I hope he hangs around for a bit so that more of his erratic behavior makes it onto Youtube.

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