The 25 Craziest Things Ever Said by Tech CEOs

19. Ballmer Bans Kids from Using iPods & Google

Quote: "My children-in many dimensions they're as poorly behaved as many other children, but at least on this dimension I've got my kids brainwashed: You don't use Google, and you don't use an iPod."
Date: 3/28/2006

Some call it brand loyalty. Others deem it sheer lunacy. However you equate it, you conclude that Steve Ballmer is an absolute nutjob. In an interview with Fortune, the Microsoft CEO told the magazine he forbids his children from owning the greatest music player of all time, as well as utilizing the most powerful search engine in the world. Those poor kids must have been tormented in middle school for carrying around Zune players. That's father of the year material right there.

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