There is basically no one in tech that’s as good at ribbing Microsoft as Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff. He has consistently tweaked Microsoft with funny, generally over the top statements.
Unlike your garden-variety Microsoft insulter, the stakes are a bit higher with Benioff. He’s competing with Microsoft, and unlike, say, an anonymous Twitter troll, he’s the CEO of a public $24 billion company.
At the same time, because he’s always tweaking Microsoft, his insults carry a little less weight. It’s quite clear he has an agenda.
Anyway! That’s a very long preamble for a very short, very funny tweet from Benioff. Without further ado, here is his review of the Surface Pro, Microsoft’s tablet that wants to be a laptop that wants to be a tablet that nobody really seems to like all that much:
My new Microsoft Surface Pro reminds me of my first girlfriend: fast, pretty, and way too complicated to ever understand.
— Marc Benioff (@Benioff) February 6, 2013
This isn’t the first time he made fun of the Surface. In November, when the Surface RT was released, he delivered this take down:
To understand Sinofsky’s departure just use a Surface—its horrible.The software is terrible.The keyboards (touch or type) don’t work.
— Marc Benioff (@Benioff) November 13, 2012
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