Jean-Louis Gassée is a former Apple exec and BeOS founder, and he’s warning us about Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer distortion field.
As you can read on Monday Note:
“Microsoft shareholders ought to worry about Steve Ballmer’s own distortion, and about the self-inflicted effects of such a strong field,” Gassée writes today. “We all remember Vista, it was a godsend for Apple. Did Ballmer acknowledge that there were problems? What about the Xbox 360 reliability nightmare? The apologies were left to underlings.”
Seems like everybody hates Ballmer these days. Remember when he was rumored to get on stage at the WWDC and introduce developer tools for iPhone OS? Good times.
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