Jerry Seinfeld & Bill Gates in New Microsoft Ad: Huh?

Person who got it: CNET news Person who didn't: Gizmodo I get that we're trying to humanize Bill, that perhaps this is supposed to get us scratching our heads so we'll talk about it (you win there, Bill), but I didn't laugh once. Is partnering with Jerry a bold move or just showing us that Microsoft is stuck in the past? Here are a few a few comments from Gizmodo: generall at 10:15 PM on 09/04/08 Well I think I get what the commercial is about, and it's a bit of metaphorical weirdness. The shoe store is a PC store, and the shoes at the shoe store are PCs. The message of the commercial is that a Vista (or future Microsoft OS) PC is like a new pair of leather shoes. They aren't flashy, they may be uncomfortable at first, but you'll get used to it and end up appreciating their flexibility. Aight. I'll give you that. generall at 10:21 PM on 09/04/08 “Um… let's see.. apple manages to create ads which both explain their products and features AND create rabid cues of fanboys to buy their products and Microsoft manages to create ads that… don't advertise anything?” I'd rather see an ad about nothing than an ad the spews lie after lie and yet somehow still manages to get credit from people like you. Oh no I dizzant! Hilarious. Justapspfan at 10:33 PM on 09/04/08 I thought it was pretty interesting , here's my take on it. Most of the script was pointless like the Mac (Yes I said it). Do you get the whole iPhone Conquistador connection, I did. At the end when Jerry and Gates were walking and talking they were talking about an upcoming windows product. No too hard to figure out right…….right. We'll see…

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