This doesn’t look desperate at all
So apparently with Windows Phone 7 finally achieving RTM status, Microsoft decided to hold a funeral for the iPhone today, since there’s obviously no possible way Apple’s device will be able to compete with Redmond’s latest attempt to remain relevant. Sounds hilarious, right?
And then they went a ruined it all with a Thriller Dance.
Yes, nothing says “We’re the future” like playing a song from 28 years ago and having dancers reenact the video on the web the way people did 7 years ago when it was groundbreaking and funny. I’m surprised they didn’t get Rick-Rolled halfway through.
A refreshing change of theft
I’m so used to seeing Microsoft rip off Apple that it’s nice to see them rip off Howard Stern for once. Long time fans may remember when Stern’s syndicated radio show entered a new major market he would often hold a fake funeral for whoever the number one DJ of the city was. The difference? Usually in 3 months Stern actually WAS number one, and the competition was either fired or divorced, where somehow, given that this post that I am currently writing is the first I have even heard that Windows Phone 7 is almost available, I don’t have high hopes for Microsoft having a similar outcome.