Microsoft head honcho Steve Ballmer’s recently come in for some flak, due to saying some slightly odd things about the current state of technology. In a video on CNBC, he uttered:
I don’t think anybody has done a product that is the product that I see customers wanting. You can go through the products from all those guys … and none of them has a product that you can really use. Not Apple. Not Google. Not Amazon. Nobody has a product that lets you work and play that can be your tablet and your PC. Not at any price point. (Transcription: AllThingsD.)
Despite Ballmer setting the BWUH? level to 11, I let this slide. On Twitter, I simply pointed out that no-one really admits when their rivals are doing well, as evidenced somewhat by Apple’s oddly defensive ‘attack’ on the Nexus tablet during its recent keynote. But a Wall Street Journo piece today makes me wonder if Ballmer has his own Microsoft intranet, on which he can only visit the websites MicrosoftIsReallyFuckingGreat.com and MicrosoftNewsStevieWantsToHearGodammit.net:
In every category Apple competes, it’s the low-volume player, except in tablets.
In every category apart from tablets? So presumably smartphones are tablets? And music players are tablets? Still, Microsoft might have become the high-volume player in screaming bullshit, if Ballmer keeps this up.
Hat tip: The Loop.