I must say that Microsoft’s marketing department is Microsoft’s own worst enemy. I don’t know who came up with the idea of a “Windows 7 Launch Party”, but they either a) had no idea what they were doing or b) are secretly plotting to destroy Microsoft form the inside (kudos to them, if so).
Check out Microsoft’s own 6 minute, 14 seconds Windows 7 Launch Party advertisement.
Painful. Very very painful. If you managed to watch the whole torturous video start to finish, you are either a) distracted by paint drying on your wall, b) the kind of sadomasochist other sadomasochists fear or c) a drooling vegetable.
Here’s what CNBC has to say about Microsoft’s latest self-destructive marketing campaign. To quote Minneapolis Star Tribune columnist James Lileks, one Washington Post reader wrote: “If Microsoft had been put in charge of marketing sex, the human race would have ended long ago, because no one would be caught dead doing something that uncool.”