Love him or not, if you haven’t heard yet (and you’re hearing from us first? We’re flattered!), today Steve Ballmer announced his retirement within 12 months. You can read his letter to MS employees at zdnet.com.
There seems to be little middle ground when it comes to opinions about Ballmer. Personally, I LIKE the intensity he brought to his presentations – you FELT his passion for his company, his products, his work. I will take that over standing still and reading a script any day.
If you own Microsoft (MSFT) shares, you’ve gained 8% so far. But the day is young.
Here’s a few of my favorite Twitter comments so far:
GIS C++!>$ And if you can translate that, you've been around as long as CompuServe.
IT is now just a hobby, and shares my time with cross-stitch and knitting. High-tech, low-tech, and everything in between. I keep these guys in line and roll my eyes at Simmons. Come on, ladies, celebrate your love of technology! "Tech should be black. Colors are for cases."