Monday, August 26, 2013

Now that's a CEO who really knows how to move the stock price

Steve Ballmer announces resignation as Microsoft's CEO, Microsoft stock price jumps 10%:

Note the gap in the Thursday trading record when NASDAQ crashed.  No word as to whether this was due to a Blue Screen of Death.

Top 10 Ballmer quotes at El Reg.  Here's my favorite:
"$500, fully subsidized, with a plan! That is the most expensive phone in the world and it doesn't appeal to business customers because it doesn't have a keyboard, which makes it not a very good email machine."
The quote is from the time when Apple launched the original iPhone.  Like Ballmer said, it's a stupid phone.  No keyboard, even.  Nobody'll buy that dog.

Plus, the Register has video of Ballmer doing the "Monkey Boy" dance.  If you've never seen it, you're in for a treat.  Just put the children to bed first.  Don't want them having nightmares ...


juvat said... don't like him, eh?

libertyman said...

Ballmer seemed like an arrogant and incompetent leader. Microsoft writes terrible software that is awkward and clumsy to use.
Good riddance.

Anonymous said...

No word as to whether this was due to a Blue Screen of Death.

Borepatch, you magnificent bastard...