"The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn't think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential."
"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."Steve Ballmer on Albert Einstein
"The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation."Steve Ballmer on Oscar Wilde
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."Steve Ballmer on Arthur C. Clarke
"The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life."Steve Ballmer on John F. Kennedy
"I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack that life is extinct on other planets because their scientists were more advanced than ours."Steve Ballmer on John F. Kennedy
"I come back to the same thing: We've got the greatest pipeline in the company's history in the next 12 months, and we've had the most amazing financial results possible over the last five years, and we're predicting being back at double-digit revenue growth in fiscal year '06."
"What we've gone through in the last several years has caused some people to question 'Can we trust Microsoft?'"
"We don't have a monopoly. We have market share. There's a difference."
"Accessible design is good design."
"Great companies in the way they work, start with great leaders."