Steve Ballmer doesn't "understand" Android or why Google would give stuff away for free

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steve-ballmer-making-todays-gaffe.jpgEveryone’s favourite jellyfish-like Microsoft employee has been shooting his mouth off in public again, this time thoroughly dissing Google’s plans for its Android OS.

Specifically dissing the idea of not charging money for it. Here’s Ballmer’s latest odd public outburst.

“I don’t really understand their strategy. Maybe somebody else does. If I went to my shareholder meeting, my analyst meeting and said, hey, we’ve just launched a new product that has no revenue model! Yeah. Cheer for me. I’m not sure that my investors would take that very well. But that’s kind of what Google’s telling their investors about Android.”

What a very odd man. Microsoft needs to invent a Ballmer Firewall. It’s a device that intercepts Ballmer’s thoughts before they reach his mouth. The thoughts are then sent off to someone sensible at Microsoft for approval and editing, then beamed back to Ballmer for saying out loud so he doesn’t shame himself, Microsoft and his entire family.

(Via Silicon – pic nicked off Flickr)

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Gary Cutlack