re: Microsoft Reorg Rumors Heat Up
Peter principle, BOOOOY have you got that right.
The man never was any more than a marketing frat boy who misinterpreted Gates' genius and the rise of the PC as his own business and finance acumen.
I said last year that Win 8 would bomb big (which was obvious), and that by the summer, Steve "Developers! Developers!" Ballmer would stand in front of the Board and blame his subordinates, the media, and the users for his latest screw-up.
His "reorganization" will involve firing whatever smart managers still work in Redmond and replacing them with yes-men. My guess is that Sinofsky knew better than Metro, but did what he was told, then immediately abandoned the Titanic he helped sink.
I bet Ballmer even fires engineers so he can double his army of fake shills pretending to be real people. Then they can post twice as much ridiculous, faux-angry, mean-spirited propaganda in the comments sections of Win 8 articles at industry tabloid sites like this. It's on par with adding one-click access to the Metro main screen and telling us "We gave you back your Start button! See, we listen to you!"
I'd feel embarrassed for the buffoon, but it is SOOO satisfying to watch a clueless, arrogant, incompetent, peter-unprincipled manager get just exactly what he deserves for once.