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June 03, 2010 – Comments (4) | RELATED TICKERS: MSFT , AAPL

Here's a clip of Steve Ballmer from the D8: All Things Digital conference talking about mobile devices, such as the iPad.

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He goes on for a few minutes (and that's after the video was edited) saying things like "PCs will always be around" and "PCs will grow in popularity and use". After 3 minutes, I realized he wasn't actually saying anything. He was primarily filling time with lots of meaningless words...and contradicting himself in the process (at one point he says people don't want multiple devices, which is why they'll always want a PC. Later he states that people will buy a PC...and maybe they'll have a second device that's mobile). 

You want to know why Apple just passed Microsoft in size based on Market Cap? Compare Ballmer's ramblings with that of Jobs from the same conference.

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#1) On June 03, 2010 at 8:14 PM, portefeuille (99.60) wrote:

Compare Ballmer's ramblings with that of Jobs from the same conference.

http://d8.allthingsd.com/speakers/steve-ballmer/

http://d8.allthingsd.com/speakers/steve-jobs/

 

 

 

what an idiot ...

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#2) On June 03, 2010 at 8:17 PM, portefeuille (99.60) wrote:

It's sad, so sad
It's a sad, sad situation
And it's getting more and more absurd

 

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#3) On June 04, 2010 at 8:21 AM, Turfscape (43.84) wrote:

It's interesting to watch how these two CEOs approach a discussion about the state of the industry. Jobs talks about how the user's needs/desires are driving the change in technologies that are brought to market. Ballmer goes into a hardcore sales pitch about how Windows can do everything and solve all problems.

Which company sounds more poised for future growth?

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#4) On June 07, 2010 at 12:31 PM, Turfscape (43.84) wrote:

Here's another take on Ballmer's "head-in-the-sand" leadership of Microsoft in the mobile computing age:

Link

Ballmer shows that there needs to be a line between leader and cheerleader for a company.

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