Quote: "Fucking Eric Schmidt is a fucking pussy. I'm going to fucking bury that guy, I have done it before, and I will do it again. I'm going to fucking kill Google."
Date: 9/2/2005

Former Microsoft engineer Mark Lucovsky was on the receiving end of a verbal tirade and witnessed boss Steve Ballmer fling a chair across the room after informing him of his depature to Google. Ballmer first asked Lucovsky, "Just tell me it's not Google," then blew a gasket in his office, threatening to destroy CEO Eric Schmidt and the search engine. It was also said that Bill Gates chewed out Lucovsky for leaving the company. Microsoft issued a statement saying the story was a "gross exaggeration." Lucovsky told Wired.com seven years after the Ballmer incident: "Why does that surprise anyone?"