"The Ballmer children do not have their Xbox 360 yet. I'm in the same boat as many of you," said Microsoft Corp.'s Chief Executive Steve Ballmer. "Thanks to the wonders of Sarbanes-Oxley, management does not get a free Xbox 360," he quipped at a meeting of technology industry executives.



Under financial disclosure rules, Microsoft would have to classify a free game console as income for Ballmer.



And who said there's no justice in the world? :)