Well I suppose it should have been obvious really, except to the naive analysts supposed to be experts at this lol.
I shouted out 'YES' in a store and luckily it was a friends who had already heard the news Steve Ballmer had gone.
An odd omission from this report is what I believed to be a military background?!
But then it was a long time ago and before Bill Gates was forced out and possibly just links to the military. If so then my bad.
Microsoft chief Ballmer to retire http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23815563