This time Steve was talking about Microsoft's "just-don't-quit" approach, detailing the company's long-term, tenacious and partner-centric way of doing business. Just in case we didn't get it the first time, Steve clarified things for us: that's 'long-term,' 'tenacious,' and 'partner-centric.'
And for the folks who really weren’t listening? In true Steve Ballmer style: rinse, repeat.
“We are going to keep the same old Microsoft approach –- long-term, tenacious and partner-centric,” Mr. Ballmer said during a webcast of the speech, according to NYT. “Long-term, long-term, long-term.. We don’t go home. We just keep coming and coming and coming. Tenacious, tenacious, tenacious.”
However, that wasn't the only weird moment Ballmer had. Check out the video below and you'll see Ballmer jump out of his chair during an interview, shouting about 'Windows 7 baby', excitement, the economy and other things like, pumping up the volume and Microsoft's ability to BOOM, make great things happen.
i don't even like this guy, but he's not a hitler...
Besides, you don't get to run Microsoft (or do anything else requiring more than a pulse) by being average.
Check the google wave presentation for example. These people are not dull nor boring, and they get applauses and cheers on and on from a room packet full of developers.
Intel's nehalem EX chip inspired enthusiasm and it was presented in way cooler fashion, without bursts of untempered behavior.
Windows7 is a very cool product, compared to others from Redmond, it almost gets me enthusiastic :).
I don't like Ballmer, I admit it. He's not an average, he's got his talent, but he's got no charisma, and perhaps if he wouldn't be such a buffoon, he would be dull and boring.
I think that all valuable things came from those who learned their high-school lessons(at least). You can't do much of a computer science career if you skipped the mathematics.
There stand all the tired employees...half of them participating genuinely...half of them standing around with that "wake me up when this is over" look.
And, Ballmer's "OH YEAH WINDOWS 7, BABY!" carrying on seemed more like a hyped-up stumble-and-trip dialogue to try and get developers to preach his gospel.
Reminds me of a modern day tech version of that old guy in the movie "Trading Places"...I think Mortimer Duke...when he goes "Sell! Sell! SELLLLLLL!"
Hope Windows 7 is as good as they say. Otherwise, I have 2 more Windows XP x64 licenses laying around to put on the next PC and laptop.