Valve boss Gabe Newell might not be too keen on heading back to Microsoft after his crazy-successful stint as founder and CEO of one of gaming's most beloved companies, but he's winning this poll nonetheless.

Created by a software developer named Jerome Lambert, the website Next Microsoft CEO asks people to vote on who should take the gig after the departure of reigning boss Steve Ballmer, who plans to retire within the next year. And thanks the first law of the Internet—If There Is A Poll, Gabe Newell Will Win It—Valve's boss is leading the pack with 37,000+ votes.


Of course, because of the second law of the Internet—If You Win A Fan Poll, It Comes True—Gabe Newell is now the CEO of Microsoft. Congratulations, Mr. Newell. We look forward to your new rule.

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