aleksl - 4:56 pm on Sep 30, 2008 (gmt 0) [edited by: bill at 2:21 am (utc) on Oct. 1, 2008]
Ballmer is a smart CEO, what he's saying is that since MS products are sold to every medium and large business, when "market" (i.e. engineered crisis) affects these it will also affect their spending on Microsoft products. Microsoft has always been good at projecting downshifts, and then beating estimates revised by these downshifts.
[edit reason] no politics please [/edit]
[edited by: bill at 2:21 am (utc) on Oct. 1, 2008]