I just read this BusinessWeek article. It seems that Steve Ballmer was at Stanford yesterday, talking about Google among other things. It is funny to me that this was probably around the same time Google was having their 1st annual shareholder event (check out the webcast).
Steve is an awesome individual. I met him at an Association of Internet Professionals get together years ago in Chicago. He is hard to describe but is very passionate, to say the least, about Microsoft and technology.