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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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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work