So, apparently Microsoft still thinks that it can do comedy. Yeah, I guess they didn’t learn anything after spending millions on the Sienfeld/Gates commercials. Worse than just not really being funny is that the issues raised in this video are complete FUD. Again, Microsoft is misrepresenting the point, in that anyone who uses any email product should know that unless they are applying encryption to their email messages that email is analgous to sending a postcard in the real world. Anyone along the way from one’s ISP to the hosting servers can view your email, this would include unencrypted email sent via Microsoft’s products too. FUD. I wonder how that girl who bought an HP laptop and said that she was a film-maker is doing with her career. Now, that’s comedy.
- Microsoft ribs Google’s tech with “Gmail Man,” by Josh Lowensohn, http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-20085072-75/microsoft-ribs-googles-ad-tech-with-gmail-man/?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20 retrieved 7/30/2011.
- Gmail posts intervention tool to wrangle non-users, by Josh Lowensohn, http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-20084396-93/gmail-posts-intervention-tool-to-wrangle-non-users/?tag=mncol;txt retrieved on 7/30/2011.