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Re: [News] [Rival] Bill Gates Hires the Same AstroTurf Experts He Used for Microsoft (to Glorify Himself)

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____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Monday 24 May 2010 11:50 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz pulled this Usenet boner:
>> "In the fall of 1982, Pam Edstrom [of Waggener Edstrom], a
>> diminutive woman with piercing blue eyes, was recruited by
>> Microsoft. [...] In modern-day business, flacks were responsible
>>  not only for avoiding bad press, but for spinning the good. [...]
>>  Hanson and Edstrom would spin a whole new image for Gates himself.
>> They would tap the best and worst of Chairman Bill, changing his
>> clothes, his voice, and his allegiances, driving him to become not
>> just the boss, but, essentially, the company mascot???a sort of
>> high-technology Colonel Sanders."
>>         --Pam's daughter
> I thought Bill got his broad backside from cheeseburgers, not KFC.

Ballmer is his back. Stimpy....

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