July 29, 2008 at 8:41 PM by Dr. Drang
I saw this banner for Vista tonight and immediately thought of those old ads for Folgers Crystals instant coffee.
You couldn’t get away with such obvious bullshit in today’s Starbucks-fueled society.
But anyway, back to the Vista ad. I wasn’t going to bother following the link, but after digging through YouTube to find the old coffee ad, I decided I owed it to the integrity of this blog (!) to actually see what Microsoft had to say. It takes you to a site called The “Mojave Experiment” and—I am not kidding—it’s the Folgers ad all over again. Fifty-five mini-interviews with people who just loved Vista when they didn’t know what it was.
The big question is: do you trust the opinion of people too stupid to recognize Vista when they use it?