NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- OK, this will make it sound like I've got a boulder on my shoulder (that's stolen from Springsteen, by the way, not Manfred Mann or Eminem), but, from time to time, it's tough not to wonder how initial media reaction to big tech stories can be so brainless.Microsoft ( MSFT) might pony up $1 billion to $3 billion to help take Dell ( DELL) private, and more than one person (Steve Ballmer) thinks it's a brilliant strategic move. AAPL), Amazon.com ( AMZN) or even Google ( GOOG).
Microsoft isn't dying because Dell stinks. Microsoft is dying because Microsoft stinks and Steve Ballmer continues to play make believe that he's the right guy to be CEO of a company in desperate need of wholesale transformation. an abject cluelessness regarding how to integrate and leverage the fantastic Xbox, he not only deserves to keep his job, but that what another company does ultimately holds Microsoft back. Follow @rocco_thestreet --Written by Rocco Pendola in Santa Monica, Calif.