Re: MS need to shed Ballmer
Exec summary: someone really needs to read Vanity Fair's EYE-OPENING article about MS/BALLMER'S LOST DECADE from August:
How Microsoft Lost Its Mojo: Steve Ballmer and Corporate America's Most Spectacular Decline - MIcrosoft's Lost Decade
"Oh dear. Another clueless Ballmer hater. Why do you hate him?
How do _you_ know what kind of job he is doing?
Is he a good people person? Good at keeping their OpEx down?
You haven't got a scooby doo whether he is good or not."
Oh dear, another clueless MS shill...
We ALL _SEE_ how BAD he's doing: look at their shitty, half-baked products (W8 w/ its committee-designed crap, its junk UI, WTF???), the flat MSFT, the utter lack of interest in their phone etc
Who cares about opex when you are BEING PUSHED OUT in several markets? HE IS A COLOSSAL FAILURE, period.
Beancounters, like you and your idol, this angry bald fatty, will never understand the point behind leading the market...
"Microsofts numbers have been fantastic of late. They have for the first time in a very long time got a very decent and clearly matching and consistent looking portfoilio from Xbox, Phone and PC."
You mean CONSISTENTLY GENERATING LOSSES, constantly LOSING MONEY on ALL THESE THINGS?
I mean like the Xbox division that makes HALF A BILLION LOSS in half a year?
Of course, it's normal there - first Xbox made BILLIONS IN LOSSES then 360 had 30% DEATH RATE after launch thanks to a design error (google the infamous RROD) and sales are falling flat for over a year now...
Windows Phone, the mobile OS that's the butt of every joke in the industry, the classic example of an UTTER FAILURE?
FYI these are facts that everyone - except you, apparently - knows very well... the fact that you WP as a success story is hilarious by itself. :)
"You can't see MS catching up on Apps, when many AAA Apps are available and WP8 will have a similar dev platform to W8RT making ports simple. (Even the Unreal Engine will run on the phone, and ports of Games using it fairly trivial to move over)"
RRRRRRRRRRRRRiiiiiiiiiiight, trivial... let me put this way: this comment neatly sums up your level of understanding. :D
"Unlike many CEOs, he's a really interesting character. The IT world would be very boring with chair throwing Monkey boy. He seems deeply passionate about Microsoft from what I can see, so good luck to him."
Hahh, this is must be the lamest brownnosing I have ever read. :)
Yeah, Ballmer is "interesting" - provided you find a loudmouthed, technically challenged, ill-tempered, angry, bald fatty millionaire 'interesting'... you aren't 30-y old gold digger blondie, are you, dear?
Are you saying the IT world is boring because he is throwing chairs or what...? If so, I agree, he's boring; like some backyard loudmouth, he's thirsty for attention with little clue what to say so he says something obviously stupid, see article above.
"Deeply passionate" - is this the latest euphemism at MS to describe the fact that Ballmer needs to STFU and badly needs anger-management treatment?
"I want MS to be successful, as successful companies make great products for *US* the consumer."
Then you better off quickly stop praising Ballmer, the beancounter and his lieutenants (Sinofsky et al) and start praising people with vision and understanding... good ol' Billy G was annoying with his whiny monologues but the man at least had a deep understanding of technology and was willing to lead, head a vision etc.
"The surface is not being made for business success on its own, but rather showing OEMs what is possible if they apply themselves. Tablets currently are CONSUMPTION devices, the surface, RT and W8 on tablet will mean we can consume AND WORK/CREATE! I know many people who want to get one, myself included. I can throw out my iPad - which I barely use (once the initial gadget lust wore off).
Childish MS hating in comments, never stops does it. Kids, should allow em on the Internet. ;)"
Clueless nonsense abound - you sure do not sound like someone who can create anything meaningful on Windows...
...in short Ballmer or his super-buearucratic, creativity-killing, employee-alienating, anti-collaborative, uber-committee-managerial culture is like CANCER at MS, it is slowly killing it from the inside, he needs to be removed, along with all the metastasized parts - so we can have the healthy parts grow again.