Line of the Day
From Lileks: "If Microsoft had been put in charge of marketing sex, the human race would have ended long ago, because no one would be caught dead doing something that uncool."
If you manage to make it all the way through that Microsoft...commercial? I'm not sure human language has polluted itself with a word that truly captures the essence of the suckitude that is that video...anyway, if you manage to make it all the way through the video he has embedded at the above link, why then you're a better man than I am, Gunga Din. It makes you realize that in all those Apple PC-versus-Mac commercials, Apple is deeply handicapped by the fact that not even their marketing guys can script a guy as truly lame as a Microsoft nerd.
Spoken, of course, by a guy who has used pretty much nothing but Windows since college. [sigh] Sometimes life just doesn't turn out the way you planned.
UPDATE: You know, I tried to watch it again, and I wonder whether that video wasn't perhaps an internal video distributed within Microsoft explaining to Microsoft employees how to do launch parties...kind of, you know, "the price of those shares you get each year would be nicer if lots of people bought Windows 7 so why don't you do your part to move some copies?" Very hard to imagine anybody greenlighting that thing as a marketing device to, you know, the outside world.