Friday, September 19, 2008
Microsoft ad: I'm a PC, too
See also the short version and many U.K. versions on the opposite side of the barricade. This commercial is not as funny as various anti-PC pro-Mac ads (that provoked the reply above) and the people in it are not quite as cute as Ellen Feiss but it is one of the few ads that may deserve the word "honest".
I certainly don't think that Apple computers suck and I surely don't think that the Mac people must be bad, especially not Ann :-), but I noticed that many of them literally believe the stereotype advocated in the pro-Mac ads. They believe that in certain "hip" occupations and groups, they have to use Mac instead of a PC. This followed from many conversations.
But in fact, the validity of the basic message of the commercial above seems completely obvious. In every profession or group of people, there exists a substantial percentage of people - usually a majority - who use the PC. It's somewhat sad that many people haven't yet noticed. Maybe this ad will help them. And maybe it won't. Meanwhile, the reason why they seem to think that they're better people with a Mac will stay beyond me.