[Microsoft press release]:
> Microsoft Corp. today announced that Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer has decided to retire as CEO within the next 12 months, upon the completion of a process to choose his successor. In the meantime, Ballmer will continue as CEO and will lead Microsoft through the next steps of its transformation to a devices and services company that empowers people for the activities they value most.
*Finally*. I’ve gone over already a [couple](http://brooksreview.net/2011/05/ballmer/) [of times] how bad I think Ballmer has been.