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Jerry Seinfeld Makes “Lousy Celebrity Endorsement” for Microsoft After Reportedly Dumping Windows

Posted in Deception, Marketing, Microsoft, Vista, Vista 7, Windows at 6:06 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Michael Richards and Jerry Seinfeld
Photo by Alan Light

Summary: Key Vista endorser Jerry Seinfeld is named as one of IDG’s top 10 “Lousy Celebrity Endorsements”; Compatibility problems in Vista 7 stressed again to rebut Microsoft’s latest spin

Not a single headline about Vista has appeared over the past week*, but there were about 15 clusters of headlines about “Windows 7″.

We were actually amused to find Microsoft in “10 Lousy Celebrity Endorsements”, which is this new gallery from IDG. It names Jerry Seinfeld as a top example. For those who do not recall, Microsoft buried its Seinfeld ads very quickly because — just like Mojave Experiment — they failed to sell Vista, which Seinfeld is said to have dumped (along with Windows as a whole). Some might say that Seinfeld never adopted Vista in the first place. In other words, it was an endorsement as fake as it can get.

“Some might say that Seinfeld never adopted Vista in the first place.”Instead of Seinfeld brainwash and the Mojave Experiment, Microsoft decided to pretend that it built a new operating system and it even created a new deskbar. Then, it spent half a billion dollars on advertising/spin alone (“perception management” [1, 2]). It’s still going on.

Elsewhere on the Web we now find some creative new spin about the compatibility issues in Vista 7. We wrote a lot about incompatibility in Vista 7, e.g.:

From the same site that published compatibility spin we also gather a lot of vapourware about Service Pack 1 merely existing (no release date yet). This type of spin appears elsewhere and it’s mostly indicative of effective Microsoft PR, not actual news of much value.
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* Source: Google News search.

“But this is going to end as all tragedies must, with tears. Steve Ballmer is getting taken for the biggest ride of his life, and one day he’s going to find himself dumped out of the limo by the side of the road wondering what happened.”

Dana Blankenhorn (Liddell destroying Microsoft from within)

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