Pender's Blog

Blog archive

And Your Microsoft Spokesperson Is...

With the news that '90s icon and TV syndication legend Jerry Seinfeld is going to help Microsoft try to rescue Vista, we asked you this week to name your ideal Microsoft spokesperson. Here's what we got:

Brad gets us off to a potentially controversial start:

"I suggest one word, or really one letter: W. After all, he'll be looking for work, anyway. Maybe the copy could read something like this: Hi, do you know me? Or maybe I should ask, 'Do you loathe me?' As the leader of the free world, I had to make some tough, unpopular decisions. So that's why Microsoft asked me to be their spokesman..."

Brad, we try to stay apolitical here at RCPU, aside from when we're blasting the European Union (and we figure that it's fair game). So, without making a political comment, we'll just say...we love this and find it hilarious. Tough, unpopular decisions, indeed. He'd certainly get attention.

Sam chimes in with an interesting prospect:

"Morgan Freeman. Why not? He has 'The Bucket List,' and he has been God."

Hmm, now that's intriguing. Seinfeld might be a relic these days, but Morgan Freeman has a certain aura of timelessness and that familiar voice. He also inspires a sense of confidence and familiarity that Vista could use. (Although it strikes us that he's surely doing lots of voice-overs already.) We're still sort of leaning toward W, though, with Brad as script writer.

Finally, Richard has a one-word answer: "Satan."

Heh, well, Richard, your e-mail made us laugh out loud. That's got to be worth something. We're not sure what, exactly...but something. Anyway, thanks to all of y'all for taking the time to respond.

Have any more suggestions? Keep sending them to lpender@rcpmag.com.

Posted by Lee Pender on 08/28/2008 at 1:22 PM


Featured

  • Google IDs on Azure Active Directory B2B Service Now at 'General Availability'

    Microsoft announced on Wednesday that users of the Google identity and access service can use their personal log-in IDs with the Azure Active Directory B2B service to access resources as "guests."

  • Top 4 Overlooked Features of a Data Backup Strategy

    When it comes to implementing an airtight backup-and-recovery plan, these are the four must-have features that many enterprises nevertheless tend to forget.

  • Microsoft Bolsters Kubernetes with Azure Confidential Computing

    Microsoft on Tuesday announced various developments concerning the use of Kubernetes, an open source container orchestration solution fostered by Google.

  • Windows Will Have Support for Encrypted DNS

    Microsoft announced this week that the Windows operating system already has support for an encrypted Domain Name System option that promises to add greater privacy protections for Internet connections.

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.