Seattle Times on Ballmer and the Microsoft Company Meeting. I've seen Mr. Ballmer speak a few times and I think the first time was the best. MGX (Microsoft Sales & Marketing yearly meeting) - back in 2001 or 2002 in New Orleans. He ended his keynote with a number from Pippin (yes the musical). My colleagues around me had no idea what it was, I instantly felt a kin-ship with a high-powered Exec who also loves a taste of the theatric and a good old fashioned musical number.