Comments on: From weird to weirder, Microsoft has Gates do the robot http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/09/12/from-weird-to-weirder-microsoft-has-gates-do-the-robot/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Alex G http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/09/12/from-weird-to-weirder-microsoft-has-gates-do-the-robot/#comment-352382 Thu, 18 Sep 2008 18:31:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/09/12/from-weird-to-weirder-microsoft-has-gates-do-the-robot/#comment-352382 Pure genius. But Gates needs to go back to running MS.

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By: Andrew http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/09/12/from-weird-to-weirder-microsoft-has-gates-do-the-robot/#comment-352359 Wed, 17 Sep 2008 16:10:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/09/12/from-weird-to-weirder-microsoft-has-gates-do-the-robot/#comment-352359 “The ads are muddled at best, and get lost in the irrelevant banter between Jerry and Bill.” — richdelish

The point of the add is the irrelevant banner. Maybe most of you didn’t watch Seinfeld or Curb your enthusiasm. But the stories about ‘nothing’ or ‘irrelevance’ is the point. The humor of every day life. Don’t think of the ads as a flashy product pushing tv commercials. They are really a minute and a half shorts, that are sponsored by Microsoft. Thats it.
They are funny. Deal with it.

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By: richdelish http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/09/12/from-weird-to-weirder-microsoft-has-gates-do-the-robot/#comment-352350 Tue, 16 Sep 2008 20:22:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/09/12/from-weird-to-weirder-microsoft-has-gates-do-the-robot/#comment-352350 Nobody is putting Gates down here. The new ad campaign is the point in question. Personally, I think the ads miss the mark. Quirky does not equal clever if the ad fails to get its point across. The ads are muddled at best, and get lost in the irrelevant banter between Jerry and Bill. Only the Microsoft logo gives any indication that the commercial is even remotely associated with Microsoft. Conversely, the Mac vs. PC ads successfully incorporate a selling point for Mac hardware and/or software while remaining smart and funny.

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By: Motorokr http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/09/12/from-weird-to-weirder-microsoft-has-gates-do-the-robot/#comment-352332 Mon, 15 Sep 2008 23:33:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/09/12/from-weird-to-weirder-microsoft-has-gates-do-the-robot/#comment-352332 I didn’t get the commercial, maybe it was too complex for me. Or it just doesn’t make sense…

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By: Jodell http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/09/12/from-weird-to-weirder-microsoft-has-gates-do-the-robot/#comment-352316 Mon, 15 Sep 2008 00:38:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/09/12/from-weird-to-weirder-microsoft-has-gates-do-the-robot/#comment-352316 I wonder how many of you out there that are putting ol Bill Gates down are using his software. Bill Gates has been one of the biggest founders of our soft ware,
He founded MICRO SOFT. Let’s see you do something like that. Besides I think the commercials are funny. I liked the first one where Bill gives Jerry the signal with the adjustment of his undershorts/ In fact if he does not mind I think I’ll use that for my signal as a way to get out of family functions.

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By: Dude Indigo http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/09/12/from-weird-to-weirder-microsoft-has-gates-do-the-robot/#comment-352290 Fri, 12 Sep 2008 01:37:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/09/12/from-weird-to-weirder-microsoft-has-gates-do-the-robot/#comment-352290 These commercials are funny! Until now the world would have been so much better if Bill Gates would have become, say a fry cook, instead of infecting the world with Microsoft. This bit of humor at least makes his mere existence worth something.

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