This Industry of Titan talking -- an 11-second snippet of conversation between Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Portland Trailblazers owner Paul Allen -- occurred during

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A Lip Reader Decodes the Steve Ballmer-Paul Allen Conversation at Blazers Game

This Industry of Titan talking -- an 11-second snippet of conversation between Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Portland Trailblazers owner Paul Allen -- occurred during Wednesday night's game against the Golden State Warriors. So what were Ballmer and Allen talking about?

TechFlash first hipped us to the idea of employing a lip reader to find out. So we e-mailed Consuelo Gonzalez, the first professional lip reader who shows up in a Google search. (PLUG PLUG PLUG)

Gonzalez's explanation, after the jump.

Dear Caleb,

Thanks for contacting me about the Ballmer/Allen video and lip reading transcription. I would categorize the video as "not suitable for lipreading transcription." However, after viewing the link repeatedly, this is the resultant transcript:

"...[ ] writers, can I talk to them [too[ [soon], and therefore... but they can't [ ]...."

I don't know if this helps you now at this later time, but there it is.

I was also requested to transcribe this by Puget Sound Business Journal. Since neither of you offered to hire me, I am allowing both of you to view the transcript.

Warmly,

Consuelo Gonzalez, LRT

translator@lipreadingtranslation.com

There you have it. Proof that Ballmer and Allen were talking about...something. And further proof that journalists are too broke to offer actually talented people any money for said talents.
 
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