So you’ve probably already heard that Steve Ballmer is taking over for Bill Gates as CEO of Microsoft. The article characterizes this move as stunning, but I can’t say that it surprises me at all. Ballmer has been minding the till since he was named President of the company awhile back, I doubt this will change the way things work at Microsoft at all. Bill Gates still ultimately calls the shots with his big chunk of stock and seat as chairman of the board, anyway.