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...
He grabbed it from the employee, made some funny remarks, and held it up for the crowd to boo at. He then pretended to stomp on it and walked away, with everything being shown on the big screen behind him.
"He is not one of us, kill him!" (OK, I made that part up).
Ballmer also jokingly teases the employee during his keynote, something I'm sure the poor staffer won't forget.
What have we learnt? Steve Ballmer actually has a sense of humour. 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]