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May 28, 2008 1:38 PM

Gates to Ballmer at D6: Wake me when there's news

Posted by Brier Dudley

That's one possible caption for this image, captured by David Geller at the conference.

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Geller said the Bill Gates-Steve Ballmer interview by Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher had more beef than it seemed from afar. But it's hard for anyone to match the seminal Gates-Ballmer interview that Mark Leibovich did in 2000 for the Washington Post.

A few more shots from the Eyejot founder, that I took out of context and gave inappropriate captions:

"I told you they'd bring up the Apple ads ..."

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"I show them Windows 7 and they just keep bitching about Vista ..."


"How many times are you going to ask that question?"

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"Hey Walt, maybe we went too far with the iPod in his goodie bag ..."


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Posted by David Geller

3:58 PM, May 29, 2008

Briar - I think you axed any chances I had to dine at the Gates mansion.

Posted by Brier

4:04 PM, May 29, 2008

I'm sorry David, didn't mean to diminish your great photos with my snark.

If you don't get the invite maybe we can work something out at casa dudley.

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