The amount of this crap I’ve been seeing in the comments sections of posts about Microsoft’s Surface tablet is ridiculous. Regardless of your opinion about the product, folks need to pay attention to their computer history before opening their traps.
Yes, I know Bill Gates actually showed off the first tablet at Comdex in 2000 (and of course there was “Windows for Pen Computing” in 1991) but I’m too lazy to edit the image below. The point is still served.
An IM conversation with Sara from Suburban Oblivion about the new Microsoft ad campaign with Seinfeld and Bill Gates.
The conversation says it all really!
[15:50:12] Paul O’Flaherty says: 🙂
[15:53:21] Paul O’Flaherty says: Did you see this yet?
[15:53:21] Paul O’Flaherty says: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/windows/default.aspx
[15:54:31] Sara says: the ads? no
[15:54:43] Paul O’Flaherty says: Don’t know what to make of it
[15:54:49] Sara says: let me see
[15:54:53] Sara says: hang on
[15:55:00] Paul O’Flaherty says: Take your time
[15:55:03] Paul O’Flaherty says: I’m not going anywhere
[16:00:28] Sara says: just watched
[16:00:34] Sara says: drugs..very heavy drugs
[16:01:08] Paul O’Flaherty says: LOL – am still undecided as to wether or not this is drugs as you say, or the beginning of a series (which it will be part of) that may broder on the edge of genius
[16:01:13] Paul O’Flaherty says: er.. border
[16:01:19] Paul O’Flaherty says: will need to think about it for a bit more
[16:01:26] Paul O’Flaherty says: btw.. my mouse mat burst
[16:01:30] Sara says: well, it’s off-beat, but smart
[16:01:41] Paul O’Flaherty says: sure is
[16:01:46] Sara says: shows Gates in a different light than you usually see him
[16:01:54] Sara says: a bit humanizing
[16:02:02] Sara says: able to laugh at himself
[16:02:08] Sara says: which is not how most people view him
[16:02:13] Paul O’Flaherty says: And how did they make BillyG seam more normal and cool and “fluid” than Seinfeld
[16:02:21] Sara says: Seinfeld, everyone knows and relates to
[16:02:50] Sara says: so I don’t know if there’s going to be a point to it, or its just a PR thing
[16:02:55] Sara says: but I’d go with genius
[16:03:02] Paul O’Flaherty says: Yeah me too
[16:03:08] Sara says: its going to get everyone talking
[16:03:14] Sara says: “wtf is it about”
[16:03:15] Paul O’Flaherty says: Already has
[16:03:20] Sara says: just like us now
[16:03:29] Sara says: so it’s working either way 🙂
[16:03:38] Paul O’Flaherty says: yep
[16:03:51] Sara says: I love it
Judge for yourself.
I’m pissed of at Apple iTunes. Microsoft makes good with Firefox. Facebook may yet grant my wish. You too can own a social network and my podcasting glass is revealed.
My voice decides to disappear mid way through the podcast. Thankfully a drink from my official podcasting glass brings it back and I can continue.
Awesome music from Surfact.
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From Vienna to the coffee club and CC Spam to podcast clients for Vista.
Next MS OS in 2009?
King of Spam
Wheres my feed?
On the Podcast
Attribution to bloggers
Podcasting to Generate $400 Mil. in Ads by 2011
Good podcast client for Vista?
Blogs of the week:
Download Podcast MP3: OFlaherty #03 14.6mb 30:35
Getting sick with Vista.
Talking about new operating systems, cool blogs and free software while trying not to sweat on the microphone.
Apologies for my voice and rushing this one – I’m a little under the weather!
- The joy and the hardware woes
Google WebMaster Tools
Get well soon Derek!
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