It gets WorseNovember 18, 2008 at 11:50 pm | Posted in Computers, Hardware, Strange | 2 Comments
In September, I commented on the bizarre Ads that Microsoft was running to counter Mac’s. It’s gotten worse.
Now they’re selling “I’m a PC” clothing. Baseball caps even. And It’s Ugly.
These really don’t say ‘I love Microsoft’. They say “I’m a geek with no design sense”. Microsoft has also forgotten what PC stands for. The Mac ads imply PC means Windows as a jab. But Microsoft is buying into it, making fools of themselves. PC means Personal Computer. A Mac is a PC. So is a Linux box. And a Palm. The advertising is about the increasingly irrelevant operating system, not the hardware.
And really, this highlights why some adore their Mac’s. They’re well designed. Something Microsoft is still copying. Only they got this one wrong. It would be funny if it wasn’t so sad.
PS – in comments, which do you think is worst?