Steve Ballmer defaces fanboi MacBook
'Need a new one?'
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has defaced the MacBook Pro of a young fanboi, and his sarcastic scrawling was caught on video.
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?"
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. ®
Will Steve Jobs now sign a Windows laptop in retaliation?
BTW, hating the new auto-headline changing thing on the front page of El Reg - why the flip did you do that?! can we turn the damn thing off?
Showed a bit of class...
...for a change.
The truth is....
... it wasn't his MacBook. He'd borrowed it from his room mate for a couple of hours....
"...the world's largest company..."?
Microsoft is not "the world's largest company", not by a long shot.
From Fortune magazine, as of 2009 the world's biggest companies are...
1. Royal Dutch Shell
2. Exxon Mobil
3. Wal-Mart Stores
8. ING Group
10. Toyota Motor