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Cruise fans busted; Ballmer’s indignity ends

Apr 18, 20061 min
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Here’s yet more proof that online opinion polls suck — and this one involves two of the world’s favorite punching bags: Tom Cruise and the press.

I’ll leave it to you to decide who gets the better of the punching there.

And, just in case anyone was losing sleep over Steve Ballmer’s embarrassing shutout in Network World’s “Favorite Microsoftie” online poll, you’ll be relieved to learn that someone — a compassionate sort — has finally tossed their support behind the mostly bald-headed, often-bombastic Ballmer.

I didn’t have the heart to see if the vote came from Microsoft.

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