comes from a scholarly background – his dad was a Marxist economist
FIrst of all, "Marxist Economist" isn't very "scholarly" unless your tongue is firmly embedded in your cheek.
Second, THAT! EXPLAINS! A! LOT!!!
No _WONDER_ they've taken on an evil,oppressive, "You will take this or we'll shove it
up your a down your gullet" aproach to marketing things _LIKE_ Win-10-nic.
It totally makes sense now. A socialist (Ballmer) handed off the leadership of the company to a *FEELING* COMMUNIST! ['feel' being the 'F' word In My Bombastic Opinion]
And, like Mrs. Clinton, he writes a book. I'm sure the "fan club" will ADORE it. The rest of us will go "meh"