recently i sent a friend of mine a few articles/blog posts about steve ballmer, msft and the skype deal. needless to say, the articles didn’t come down on the positive side for steve and msft. i sent them because i knew it would spur some good thinking and perspective. see the response: // In 1999 the year before Ballmer took over as CEO, MSFT earned $7.785 billion in net income. In...