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As Sinofsky departs Microsoft, the wits flood Twitter

Once news began spreading that Microsoft's Windows chief was heading for greener pastures, the wags weighed in.

Observers describe Steven Sinofsky as many things -- brilliant, arrogant, abrasive, demanding -- check out this terrific profile my CNET colleague Jay Greene did in October -- but who would have thought the departing Windows boss would inspire such an outpouring of Twitter wit (Twit?). Within minutes of this evening's surprise announcement that Sinofsky had left Microsoft immediately, the wisenheimers flooded the transom with their apercus. The following is just a sample: