We all knew the day would come but, now it looms, it seems like it has come all too soon...
He may not be as creepy as John Chambers, as geeky as Bill Gates, or have the religious following of Steve Jobs, but there is no doubt Steve Ballmer will go down in history as one of the most memorable and eccentric CEOs in the world of technology.
Today he announced he would be stepping down from Microsoft within the next 12 months, as soon as his successor is found by Gates and other members of the board.
So, why is it we love him so much? Words cannot do him justice. Just watch the video and remember: developers, developers, developers!