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Maddog about Microsoft Marketing Measures: This takes the cake!

Oct 06, 2009, 16:03 (2 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Britta Wuelfing for this link. ]

"I knew that Microsoft had perfected the "we should not have to pay for marketing" line years ago when they orchestrated the launch of Windows 95 by getting stores to open up at midnight just so people could rush in and buy the first copy of Windows 95. Microsoft only had to pay for a couple of bottles of cheap champaign for each store, recouping those costs inside of thirty seconds when the first person plunked down hundreds of dollars for that shiny plastic disk.

"Linux can't do that, since anyone that anxious to get a fresh distribution of Linux just pulls it down off the Internet. This also allows the Linux user to get their beauty sleep instead of standing in line outside some store for hours.

"At another event people paid big bucks to attend an empty movie theater during the middle of the day, to listen to a simulcast of various Microsoft partners discussing how their Internet products would complement Microsoft's system. It was obvious that the people up on the big screen of the movie theaters were software partners of Microsoft that paid big bucks to produce the simulcast"

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