So my brother sent me the following link, jokingly saying that he was thinking about throwing one:
I watched the whole thing and the entire time I was waiting for a punch line or something funny. I didn’t think it was for real. Some quick research with Google seems to prove that this is a legit attempt by Microsoft to promote Windows 7. Who in their right mind is so excited about Windows 7 that they are going to throw a party with Windows 7 as the “honored guest”? This is a new low in their advertising campaign. I thought the “I’m a PC” thing was stretching it. Someone where I work has a baseball cap in their cubicle that says “I’m a PC” on it and every time I see it I want to tape a piece of paper over PC that says “DORK!”.
After having just purchased a new iPod Touch and loving how well the device functions I think I might just finally ditch Windows all together and move to Mac. I’ve always enjoyed watching the keynote addresses from Apple and their marketing is sooooo much better. Apple has their act together when it comes to pitching a product that actually works. My wife has a Mac so I think I’ll start using that.
I remember the Vista launch…or failure to launch. I kind of get the feeling that the Windows 7 launch won’t really make it off the launch platform either. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been using Windows 7 since the beta version and I’ve been pleased with it. Windows 7 is a lot better than Vista if you ask me. And when I say “a lot better” I don’t mean that it adds a bunch of new stuff, I mean that it actually seems to work. I think MS is trying too hard to pitch to a market that has lost faith in them. I also think that the marketing people have been locked up and away from society too long and have geeked out too much on MS that they fail to see how really lame these ads are. It’s kind of funny how such poor advertising alone can make me want to switch to Mac.
Good luck MS. You’re going to need it.