Monday, October 5, 2009

Dear Steve Ballmer

Hey Steve, quick question for you.  ARE YOU FREAKIN' KIDDING ME?  I've been out here with the Win 7 beta code for almost a year now.  I've been busting my ass telling people how it's very cool, how it's got features that Mac doesn't and how it really easy fast and light.  And you promote the thing by encouraging people to throw Windows 7 House Parties?! 

Look, I know "cool" is not something you do.  But seriously, can't you just find one or two reasonably cool employees and get them to stop you from doing things that are this uncool?  Really, I am starting to think that the majority of your problems are marketing-related.  The new ads with the kids are pretty funny, and the people shopping for a cheap laptop made some sense.  But these things are not connecting in a way that gives MS a cohesive brand impression.  And you keep gumming up the works with things that don't make sense.  Bob, for example.  That stupid paperclip guy, for another.  And now after you guys bet the farm on Vista, you are going low key on win 7 when clearly, the reverse should have happened.  But windows 7 tupperware parties.  That's just pathetic judgement on your part, Steve. 

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