As if you needed more reasons to hate Microsoft, here comes a great one. Rumor has it that nearly 25 years ago, when co-founder Paul Allen was working his ass off on MS-DOS 2.0 despite suffering from Hodgkin's Disease, Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer were discussing how to grab back Allen's Microsoft stock in the event of his death. Real nice.
The one I'm disappointed in is Ballmer. Here's a guy who is best known for maniacally screaming the virtues of developers, yet it appears he not only nearly worked a developer to his death, but was scheming to screw his family in the event of that death. Sure, Steve... developers.