you’re a…what?

Yeah, I got a huge kick out of this:

Microsoft’s new ad features contrasts a “stereotyped PC user” dressed up like John Hodgman in Apple’s Get a Mac ads with a number of people who say, “I’m a PC” apparently to affirm that they run Windows.

However, not even Microsoft itself can wean itself off the Mac, as the metadata discovered by Flickr user LuisDS points out. Microsoft was not only using Macs but also Adobe’s software in place of its own Expressions Studio, which the company bills as software that “takes your creative possibilities to a new level.”

Sort of makes those folks who claim Apple’s success is all about marketing and those who go on and on about the “serious design and operational shortcomings” look like they don’t know what the hell they’re talking about. I don’t claim that Apple’s perfect, but when you have the manufacturer of the Mac operating system’s main competitor using the Mac operating system to make the advertisements for that competing system, well, that pretty much says it all, doesn’t it?
(h/t Cold Fury)


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