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Re: Microsoft's "I'm a PC" Ads Created On Macs

After takin' a swig o' grog, Sermo Malifer belched out
  this bit o' wisdom:

> Chris Ahlstrom wrote:
>> http://www.roughlydrafted.com/2008/09/19/microsofts-im-a-pc-ads-created-on-macs/
>>    Microsoft's Meanest Envy.
>>    The new "I'm a PC" ads portray a Hodgman lookalike as
>>    a stereotype, making it unclear if Microsoft is trying to portray the
>>    PC character as an unrealistic and unflattering attack by Apple
>>    (which the rest of the ad underscores), or if the company is trying
>>    to hijack Apple's character as the "kind person you would
>>    rather have a beer with," the message being presented by Windows
>>    Enthusiast pundits ever since the Get a Mac ads began playing.

(Was posted in September!)

> No evidence was presented that Microsoft's campaign was created on Macs. 
> All we have is some guy's word that he found pictures on a Web site 
> that were produced on a Mac.
> Microsoft's adds aren't an attack on the Mac either, just on the 
> stereotyping of PC users.

I put the shotgun in an Adidas bag and padded it out with four pairs of
tennis socks, not my style at all, but that was what I was aiming for:  If
they think you're crude, go technical; if they think you're technical, go
crude.  I'm a very technical boy.  So I decided to get as crude as possible.
These days, though, you have to be pretty technical before you can even
aspire to crudeness.
		-- William Gibson, "Johnny Mnemonic"

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