Ballmer and Affleck: Why the Twitting spittle?

He's moody enough, no?

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Steve Ballmer made “Gigli.”

So what?

He thought it was a good idea at the time and the public decided it wasn’t. And anyway, he was in love with the, um, concept.

Ben Affleck was the man responsible for Vista. He hurried it through, the people recoiled. His reputation suffered.

Oh, and then he won another Oscar.

Yes, I know I’ve inverted the names. But for the last few days Ballmer and Affleck, two men who have enjoyed perfectly successful careers, have been treated like related Enemies of the Twitter State.

One was vilified because he quit a job without making his company the best at everything. The other was the object of Twitting spittle because he’d accepted a job that had been offered to him.

Affleck was adorned with the hashtag #BetterBatmanThan BenAffleck. Ballmer merely had the bald #Ballmer.

There, criticisms rained down. Some were for a man who hasn’t even taken on a role, others were for someone who had, perhaps, been in his role too long.

It got so bad that corporations joined in.

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