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____/ Sermo Malifer on Thursday 29 January 2009 16:03 : \____
> Chris Ahlstrom wrote:
>> 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.
> 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.
I followed this pretty closely and Microsoft didn't deny it at the time. A lot
of people in this industry have always used Macs (artists) just like Solaris
and GNU/Linux are used extensively for rendering work.
> Microsoft's adds aren't an attack on the Mac either, just on the
> stereotyping of PC users.
Apple's marketing is arrogant.
~~ Best of wishes
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