But nothing comes between Steve Ballmer and an opinion and his latest outburst has Uncle Vista calling Google's growth plans insane.
In a speech at Stanford University yesterday, Ballmer also depicted Google as a one-trick pony locked into search but not much else.
Well, you can imagine a time when IBM thought that Microsoft was a pretty humble bunch too. Even now you could argue that Microsoft is only a client/server company. In literary circles you might call this kind of argument reductio ad absurdum.
If you're in business today and want to be good at one thing, search would be very high up the list, but of course Steve Ballmer knows this only too well. Google might be insane but, unlike the old song, nobody including Microsoft seems to know how to take them away, ha-haa. µ
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