If you're a tech-savvy user or a Microsoft fanboy, you definitely remember the times when Steve Ballmer starred in several TV commercials trying to sell Windows or other company products.
Some laughed, others criticized him for being a bit... err... crazy, but Steve Ballmer has always surprised us. He did manage to keep Microsoft the software giant we all know and promises to do so many years from now on.
Last weekend however, Ballmer had an unusual interview
with The Seattle Times. “Why unusual?” you may ask. He no longer seems the frenetic chief executive we used to know and, what's more, he refused to talk too much about competition. When asked about Google, he only said that “Google is just another big company at this stage. I'm not saying they're bad.”
No laugh, no mean comments, no victory dance. Just a diplomatic attitude that's a bit surprising. So, has Steve Ballmer really changed?