Steve Ballmer on blogging

September 16 2005

I'm sure many a blogger will be linking to the new BusinessWeek story, "Troubling Exits at Microsoft".  It's a fascinating look inside the bureaucracy and employee morale at Microsoft.

What you might miss is the BusinessWeek Online extra, "Steve Ballmer Shrugs Off the Critics".  This is interesting, emphasis mine:

Q: Some of this sentiment comes out in blogs like Mini-Microsoft and others. Do you read those?
A: I do not.

Q: Are you aware of them?
A: I know there is a blog called Mini-Microsoft.

Q: But is information from those blogs getting to you?
I have lots of sources of information about what's going on at the company. I think I have a pretty good pulse on where we are and what people are thinking. I'm not sure blogs are necessarily the best place to get a pulse on anything. People want to blog for a variety of reasons, and that may or may not be representative.
It will be interesting to see what Scoble has to say on this, or the hundreds of other Microsoft bloggers.

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