abigail’s party

In today’s Guardian, Charlie Brooker ranted rather eloquently about how much he hated smug Apple fans. Or did he?

Actually he made full on broadside swipes at both Apple and Microsoft’s approach to product marketing. One side is too slick and irritating, the other is way too uncool and irritating. But most of his ranting was aimed straight at the Microsoft Windows 7 Launch Party ads on Youtube.

These ads are mind numbingly painful to watch. Take a look at this:

Now take a look at the Cabel remix and read the comments posted. Apparently there is a large contingent of people out there who seriously believe that Microsoft deliberately made the videos such that people would blog about them saying how bad they were.

No way. Couldn’t possibly happen.

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