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Steve Ballmer Unplugged: The Puppet Edition

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BoomTown is spending the day at Microsoft (MSFT) HQ in Redmond, Wash., interviewing a passel of execs about the Yahoo online advertising and search partnership (videos to come soon!).

But, while here, I have not been able to resist trotting out this very funny puppet video by 1938 Media of sweat-stained Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer gone wild, screaming about how he smoked Yahoo (YHOO) in the deal, to every Softie I see.

Because I am that sensitive.

Enjoy:


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik