Ballmer knocks Dropbox

Ballmer knocking Dropbox pretty much ensures its success.

  • apostrophe s


    • From the dictionary:

      ensure |enˈSHo͝or| verb make certain that (something) shall occur or be the case:

      Seems like a fitting word from my perspective.

  • I just can’t imagine anyone sitting in their cubicle saying “Gee. I wish my word processor and spreadsheet embraced the notion of social.” And Ballmer’s claim that “it works well with touch” rings hollow after reading Peter Bright’s article on Ars yesterday.

    But, hey, Ballmer makes more money in a month than I’ll see in my lifetime so he must be doing something right.

    • Hardik Panjwani

      Like being friends with Bill Gates?

  • He must be pretty worried about it.

  • GTWilson

    First, “Office on everything except platforms people are actually buying makes sense to me.”

    Followed by, “Dropbox who?”

    He shouldn’t be allowed to leave the Microsoft campus without protective headgear and an adult guardian.

  • If I didn’t know any better, I’d say Ballmer is a stock analyst. How else can one explain that he’s wrong again and again and again… without losing his job.

  • matthewmaurice

    Money quote: “Microsoft’s vision for an interactive future in which documents, spreadsheets, and presentations get animated and people work on projects with more gesticular gusto. (This is a future that plays to Ballmer’s strengths.)”

    in other words, when your only tool is a hammer–all your problems begin to resemble nails.

  • Ballmer: “100 million sounds like a pretty small number to me”

    Znet on Microsoft Surface sales: 700,000 so far (

    So when someone asks “How many Surfaces have been sold?”, you can say “0.7 of a pretty small number.”