Steve Ballmer: Absolutely Inexcusably Clueless

PCs are best for e-reading, Microsoft’s Ballmer says

“I would love to see companies like Amazon and others bring their books to the PC,” Ballmer said. “Hopefully we can get that to happen with Barnes & Noble or Amazon or somebody,” Ballmer said.

Boldface emphasis added by me.

Wow. Just wow.

Memo to Steve Ballmer:

eReader (owned by Barnes & Noble, hello!) displays eBooks on a PC.

Adobe Digital Editions displays eBooks on a PC.

Sony eLibrary displays eBooks on a PC.

MobiPocket (owned by Amazon, hello!) displays eBooks on a PC.

Your own Microsoft Reader will display eBooks on a PC!!!

Any browser will display Google Books — and other eBooks!

And yet you think you need a joint venture or … something … with “somebody”?!!?

10 Responses to Steve Ballmer: Absolutely Inexcusably Clueless

  1. Moriah Jovan says:

    I saw this earlier this morning and went O.M.G.

    I’ve no words.

  2. Bjeast says:

    People behind the scenes at Microsoft must just roll their eye and/or shake their heads in despair at the fool who has become their “leader.”

  3. brock says:

    You do know his secretary prints out his emails every morning for him…

  4. Zook. The Zune for ebooks.

  5. robinson says:

    He’s clueless! It’s a truly bizarre comment.

  6. Bumper says:

    Clearly such an intellect is being wasted on running the likes of Micro$oft. Ballmer should be elected to congress where his divine inspirations can help solve the healthcare dilemma.

  7. Moriah Jovan says:

    You do know his secretary prints out his emails every morning for him…

    CLASSIC!!!

    (I’ve worked for guys like that. Dunderheads.)

  8. Geoffrey R says:

    And you wonder why he earned the nickname, “Monkeyboy”?

    Just look that one up on YouTube for an eye-opening display of lunacy in the halls of business!

  9. mathue says:

    Joint ventures give MS access to other companies IP and technology, it’s an old, OLD ploy of theirs. Their history is riddled with products ‘acquired’ through these partnerships. It’s worked great for them so far, why not ensnare Amazon or B&N??

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