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Steve Ballmer Gets Egged

In News on May 20, 2008 at 4:41 am

Cripes. Nothing seems to be going right for Steve-O is it? If he’s not getting Yahoo!, he’s getting egged. (Note: Microsoft is reportedly aiming to do another bid for Yahoo!, exploring an “alternative that would involve a transaction with Yahoo! but not an acquisition of all of Yahoo!”. So maybe Ballmer might get his day after all.)

Anyway, back to the story of Ballmer getting egged: While giving a talk at a Hungarian university, a guy stood up, yelled “Give back the money of the taxpayers” in a weird accent, and started throwing eggs at him. From Gizmodo:

Steve Ballmer finally gets to join his buddy Bill Gates in the “food target club” after a visit to the Hungarian University of Economy. A guy (grad student? just some dude?) stood up, yelled “Give back the money of the taxpayers” in an accent Ballmer probably couldn’t understand, and started throwing eggs at him.

Our tipster Joco explains:

Microsoft has midterm contracts with the state in Hungary for “way cheaper than from the store” Campus-licences. This costs billions (in HUF, 160HUF=1USD) for the state and makes students stuck in the Microsoft-world, not knowing Linux etc.

It’s not quite as violent as the Bill Gates encounter, but it still doesn’t feel good. You know, when someone eggs you. Ballmer is not a house.

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