Ballmer Busts Microsoft Staffer Taking His Photo With an iPhone...Uh Oh!

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Apparently it was all in good fun, but word is that while whooping up the crowd at Microsoft's company meeting in Seattle this week, Ballmer spotted a Windows staffer snapping his pic with…an iPhone. You know where this is going...

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He grabbed it from the employee, made some funny remarks, and held it up as the crowd booed. (You can see the shot taken by the actual iPhone in question at this point). Ballmer then pretended to stomp on it and walked away, with everything being shown on the big screen behind him.

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"He is not one of us, kill him!" (OK, I made that part up).

Ballmer also jokingly teased the poor employee during his speech afterward, something I'm sure they won't forget.

What have we learned? Well, Steve Ballmer actually has a sense of humor. And whatever you do, hide your freakin' iPhone when the Ballmer-nator is near. As a Microsoft staffer said on Twitter: "You just don't pick up the CEO of Chevy in a BMW." [TechFlash via Engadget]

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EXTREMELY cheap shot in the last sentence. I have no idea why people always seem to draw parallels between fancy cars and devices. Since the iphone is so cheap and WinMo devices are the most expensive on the market, it is more like "you dont pick up the CEO of Audi while driving your Kia" (referring to price difference).

I guess people make claims that their phone or console or what ever is like a BMW, Ferrari, whatever because they cant afford one and thus want to feel superiority and live in a make believe land that they do have one.

This isnt just to the iphone people, but to EVERYBODY (like when I hear: "ps3 is $100 more then the 360 so its like I have a Bugatti while your stuck driving a gremlin so its worth the premium") who tries to make this really crappy "witty" comeback to defend their device.

Cars != Cellphones, TV's, or anything else.