While I am still extremely annoyed at everything that is Vista (especially the worst laptop on the market, Sony’s Vaio VGN-SZ460N or VGN-SZ470N, neither of which should you even consider buying), I am impressed at his taking a stand against outrageous executive pay. From the Times Online:
Mr Ellison, worth an estimated $26 billion, earned about $74 million from Oracle last year.
Mr Ballmer was not awarded stock options and his pay and bonus totalled $980,000
I really don’t understand how executive pay has gotten so ridiculously out of hand, but if people follow no examples from Redmond other than this one, it’s well worth it. You certainly can argue capitalism and this is all fair, but I think that’s simply fighting common sense. But since when has that prevailed?