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Re: [News] [Rival] Eggs Thrown at Steve Ballmer in Public Talk (Brand-new Video)

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____/ Homer on Wednesday 21 May 2008 00:26 : \____

> Verily I say unto thee, that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>> [New incident:]
>> Steve Ballmer Gets the Egg-Treatment in Budapest
>> http://youtube.com/watch?v=mtBQ4UCXQeo
> Damn. He missed.
> Apparently he was protesting over something called "Titan", which is the
> Vole's attempt to monopolise the Hungarian IT training sector:
> [quote]
> Hungary had earlier in the day signed up to join Microsoft’s Titan IT
> training program in Parliament. The total budget of Titan is Ft 10
> billion and it will run until 2012.
> ...
> Open SKM Agency and two other open source software (OSS) firms dispute
> the terms of the state tender, underlining that OSS products can be
> bought for 75% less than Microsoft’s price. The Public Procurement
> Arbitration Court last week postponed Open SKM’s meeting on the tender,
> which had been scheduled for yesterday.
> [quote]
> http://www.realdeal.hu/20080520/microsoft-deal-provokes-student-egg-attack

I've just realised that I left out the headline which shows that the incident
of corruption occurred in Hungary. IOW, we know for a fact that Microsoft is
breaking the law in Hungary, so the authorities crack down on Microsoft's

The whitewashing of Microsoft's corruptions is largely done by business
partners and Munchkins. Some professor whom I know says that Microsoft is now
using Ballmer as a strawman to absorb blame (good cop, bad cop) while
improving Bill's imagery and separating "Microsoft" from Ballmer. To an extent
this worked and this latest video buys even the devil some sympathy. The MBAs
would love it.

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