So you can imagine my joy when I was at our RedmondReport.com
news site, which pulls together Microsoft-related news from across the Web,
and found this.
This leaked Windows Vista SP1 sales video could be the best thing I've seen
since the Hillary4U&Me
"fan-paign" video that became a YouTube hit this winter, or the
"Hot! Hot! Hot!"
promotional spot for Appalachian State University, which hit the tubes last
fall. Scratch that -- this internal Vista sales video is even better.
I know a lot of folks will deride Microsoft for making such an ill-considered
bit of derivative promotional media. Others may spend the rest of the afternoon
washing their eyes out with bleach, hoping to wipe the memory of this thing
from their brains (good luck with that).
But not me. Because I know that this is the stuff of Internet greatness. Twenty
years ago, you had no shot at getting a terrifying glimpse inside Microsoft's
promotional machinery. Today, you wish you could avert your eyes.
One thing I do know: I'm going to meet that BitLocker guy in my nightmares.
Is there a corporate YouTube classic that ranks as your worst ever? And by
worst ever, I mean best ever. E-mail me at [email protected]
and share the pain.
Posted by Michael Desmond on 04/17/2008 at 1:15 PM
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