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Ballmer's flying chair: the chilling truth

It's much, much worse than we thought

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Following Steve Ballmer's recent denial that he had ever thrown a chair in his life, least of all during a head-to-head with Mark Lukovsky who told the fuming MS big cheese he was off to Google, we speculated that he might in fact have thrown a table or, better still, ordered a lackey to throw the chair for him.

The reality is worse than we thought: Ballmer actually paid a Flash-programming lackey to throw both table and chairs, then plastered the terrifying results across the web in the guise of an MS Office Live Meeting advertisement:

Chilling: That MS flying furniture in full

That's right, there are eight chairs in there and a flying table. Note that the room is empty as a result of its traumatised former occupants running screaming to Google as Steve went postal. Now that's what we call a Live Meeting. ®

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Thanks to reader Daniel for the grabs of this shocking animation.

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