Barney's Blog

Blog archive

Mailbag: Microsoft T-Shirt Line, More

Readers opine about Microsoft's coolness, what snappy slogans the company should use for its new line of T-shirts...and wish Doug a happy birthday:

Hey, happy (belated) birthday! Microsoft T-shirts? I can see Microsoft bringing back its old "Where do you want to go today?" ad on a T-shirt, followed by the beloved "C:\>"!
-Dan

I do think Microsoft is cool. Back when .NET was relatively new, I remember I paid for a big sticker of the .NET logo and put it on my car. Not because I consider myself as a geek, but because of the impact that this kind of technology has on the people.

It's funny to watch people that really understand technology grin when they check out your shirt.
-Armando

First, DOS=MSDOS is a myth. Mac OS, Linux, Unix, etc. are all flavors of DOS. Second, I'd be more likely to purchase a T-shirt with Linus Torvalds' name and "LINUX" written under it than one with Gates and DOS. I love the GNU/GPL.
-Earl

I'd buy one that said something like "DOS? Who needs DOS when you can use Unix?" or "DOS is for sissies. Real geeks use Unix."
-Cheryl

Bet they'll try to keep the "Blue Shirt of Death" quiet. Plus, we can plug any dangerous holes in our clothing on "Patch Tuesday." I'll be here all week. Try the veal.
-Joseph

Happy (belated) birthday to you and Nick. The kid has good taste in game machines. Yes, I would buy and wear the Microsoft line of nostalgic T-shirts. They are cool, and hearken to the days of being a true geek.
-Steve

Since you mentioned it was your birthday, I thought I would wish you a belated happy birthday. My son turns 36 on Dec. 11 and I believe he has nearly all of the gaming systems that have been made over the last 20-plus years (but thankfully, I have not been the one that has had to buy them!). I do have the Sony PS3, but only because it was a good way to get a Blu-ray player at the time.

Although I have been in the computer field forever, it seems I have never developed an interest in playing games on the computer. Now that I am pushing 65, I think more about embracing retirement than embracing new technology!
-Dean

Share your thoughts with us! Write to [email protected] or leave a comment below. Letters printed in this newsletter may be edited for length and clarity, and will be credited by first name only (we do NOT print last names or e-mail addresses).

Posted by Doug Barney on 12/11/2008 at 1:16 PM


Featured

  • Basic Authentication Extended to 2H 2021 for Exchange Online Users

    Microsoft is now planning to disable Basic Authentication use with its Exchange Online service sometime in the "second half of 2021," according to a Friday announcement.

  • Microsoft Offers Endpoint Configuration Manager Advice for Keeping Remote Clients Patched

    Microsoft this week offered advice for organizations using Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager with remote Windows systems that need to get patched, and it also announced Update 2002.

  • Azure Edge Zones Hit Preview

    Azure Edge Zones, a new edge computing technology from Microsoft designed to enable new scenarios for developers and partners, emerged as a preview release this week.

  • Microsoft Shifts 2020 Events To Be Online Only

    Microsoft is shifting its big events this year to be online only, including Ignite 2020.

comments powered by Disqus

Office 365 Watch

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.