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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has defaced the MacBook Pro of a young fanboi, and his sarcastic scrawling was caught on video.

No, this wasn't another "developers, developers" rant or a chair-chucking loss of control. The fanboi asked him to.

Thanks to AppleInsider, we learned today that during a visit to Tennessee's Trevecca Nazarene University for a meeting of the Nashville Technology Council, Ballmer was approached by a long-haired youth who politely asked him to autograph his MacBook Pro.

"It's got Windows on it," the student said. "I promise."

Ballmer graciously complied, first signing his name with a felt-tip marker, then adding a jolly addendum: "Need a new one?"

Steve Ballmer's signature on a Trevecca Nazarene University student's MacBook

Words of wit from madcap Steve

And before you ask, the answer is "No:" The MacBook Pro in question has not yet appeared on eBay. ®

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