Monday, February 16, 2009

10 Ways Microsoft's Retail Stores Will Differ From Apple Stores

10 Ways Microsoft's Retail Stores Will Differ From Apple Stores, article.
"2) The store will have six different entrances: Starter, Basic, Premium, Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate. While all six doors will lead into the same store, the Ultimate door requires a fee of $100 for no apparent reason."

And it's from the magazine PC World too. :-)


Bert said...

Reading the comments is even funnier, as many dweebs managed to find the article insulting!

Pascal [P-04referent] said...

The answer is no. It does NOT get old, ever.
How could anyone tire of the extrapolation of Windows absurdities in real life, like "If GM made computers... and if MS made cars"?

Right on! LMAO!

Monsieur Beep said...

Me thinks MS is a dying giant, subjected to the (unregulated) rules of economics.
A normal thing to happen.

I used to be a MS supporter.
It's normal that this time seems to have ended by now. I tend to swing to Linux, not Mac no.

Not without saying "thanks" to (young, in it's early, developing stages) MS.

It's been nice to be with you, but times they're a changing you know.

eolake said...

MS can be bad enough even in its early stages, as president Bartlet found out.

Pascal [P-04referent] said...

Just the times? I think MS have changed too. And not for the better.

Sure, Mr Gates is genuinely playing philantropists today. But I'm not sure this will ensure him absolution for his many crimes against good taste and fair trade.

#13 They fit every customer with a police wire on their way out, but promise to ask for the customer's consent before turning it on. While patting him on the back, they'll sneak a second, secret wire linked directly to the NSA, as permitted by the Patriot Act.

#14 Since they also provided the NSA with its software products, the odds of that secret wire actually ratting on you and being heard is about the same as winning the lottery. Especially if you're an actual criminal, terrorist, or polygamist cult leader.

#15 They'll repeatedly send to your house informants asking for permission to come in, but who immediately chain themselves to your bed post. They'll be so busy checking the shop bills for all your books and CDs and searching for skin mags, that you could run a drug ring right under their noses.

#16 Interestingly, the termites come on their own and don't ask for any permission before eating all your bed's insides, so one day you wake up with a big crash and your butt on the floor.

#17 They'll ask you to sign a pledge that if you want to use their product at more than one place, you will pay for it again, once for each of the places you go to. You'll also be signing fine print saying that every time you lend a book, you're officially confessing stealing it from the shop.