UNDERSTATED MICROSOFT CEO Steve Ballmer seemed to have a hissy fit when one of his Volish minions tried to take his picture using a nice shiny new Iphone.
We understand his fears. After all if you have your picture taken with an Iphone your soul is captured and sent on a slow Internet link to Cappuccino where it is tortured by marketing demons until you can only buy Apple products [are you sure about this? Ed].
According to the Seattle Times, the incident happened at a company event in that fair town late last week. The shy and retiring Microsoft chief executive grabbed the Iphone and pretended to stamp on it to a chorus of boos.
This was a rare situation where an Iphone did not explode under the slightest pressure.
The Times said the incident was the result of "exuberance meeting the Incredible Hulk" and was in the same league with his infamous "developers! developers! developers!" chant of yesteryear.
Of course the tame Apple press claimed that it was all because Steve could not cope with the fact that all of Apple's products are so brilliant and he didn't have an answer for the Iphone. Particularly as he laughed at the Iphone when Jobs announced it.
However the sages in the tame Apple press said that Ballmer should learn from Apple and not mock it. After all, if Microsoft learned from Apple it would take a bit of Windows 98, give it a nice GUI and charge £2,000 for it. Then have fanatical fanboys claim that Steve Ballmer is a god. Nah, the world is not ready. µ