Not everyone was happy to see Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer at a Hungarian University. One of the students in the audience yelled at Ballmer and started throwing eggs at him just as he began addressing the audience. Ballmer quickly hid behind a desk. As security escorted the man out of the auditorium you could see he was wearing a “Microsoft is corrupt” shirt. Ballmer was less than happy.
Steve Ballmer Gets Egged
Why was this guy so upset? Before he started throwing eggs, he yelled at Ballmer claiming that Microsoft was stealing billions in Hungarian taxpayer money.
The incident sparked a media frenzy, with some commentators questioning whether the egging was a legitimate form of protest or an act of violence. While the police did not press charges, the incident was widely seen as a sign of discontent with Steve Ballmer’s leadership of Microsoft.
Steve Ballmer Reacts To Being Egged
Ballmer himself later commented on the incident, saying that he was “not terribly impressed” and that he had “been egged before and it’s not a pleasant experience.” He also said that he was not worried about the incident, and that he was more concerned about the future of Microsoft.
Frank Wilson is a retired teacher with over 30 years of combined experience in the education, small business technology, and real estate business. He now blogs as a hobby and spends most days tinkering with old computers. Wilson is passionate about tech, enjoys fishing, and loves drinking beer.