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10 Things you shouldn’t give Steve Ballmer for Christmas

By Joe Wilcox, Betanews

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is a man who has pretty much everything. That makes him a difficult person to buy holiday gifts for. God forbid, if you’re the Microsoft employee who picks Ballmer’s name to be his secret Santa. Just because Ballmer might have everything, doesn’t mean you should buy him anything.

I couldn’t resist putting together a list of things not to buy Microsoft’s chief executive. It might seem like a slow news day thing to do. In fact, Tuesday was a busy news day. This is all just holiday fun.

But how to present the list? I considered writing long explanations, but decided instead to use links — mostly to somewhere other than Betanews. It’s the giving season, so we’re giving some link love to other sites.

I’m considering a second list on what might be appropriate to buy Ballmer for Christmas. I’m collecting reader suggestions by e-mail or comments. The gift suggestions could be funny (as in gag) or totally sincere. You might ask yourself what Ballmer deserves this holidays, which bring to close his first decade running Microsoft.

So-o-o-o, if you value your life, don’t buy Steve Ballmer any of these things:

1. An iPhone

2. Toyota Prius

3. Windows 7 Family Pack

4. New wardrobe

5. Bobblehead Steve Jobs

6. MSN Direct Watch

7. Plane ticket to Brussels

8. Ballmer puppet

9. Dinner with Don Dodge

10. A new hat

Do you have a gift to add to the list? Please do so in comments.

Copyright Betanews, Inc. 2009

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