“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”?!!?