There are two new “I’m a Mac… I’m a PC” ads out. One of them has John Hodgman (PC) sitting at a desk counting stacks of money… one huge pile and one tiny pile, one for advertising and one to “fix the problems in Vista.” The other has PC having a bake sale again to fix the problems in Vista. The general thrust of both ads is that Microsoft spent so much money on it’s new ad campaign that they can’t afford to fix the problems in Vista.
I see two major problems with this
- Apple advertises extensively, and as a matter of fact they are making this point in an ad.
- More importantly, Microsoft is one of the largest corporations in the world, worth untold billions upon billions of dollars. It would be a massive understatement to say that they have plenty of money.
So, is this just a roundabout way to reiterate that Vista has problems? If so, why make that point in such an arbitrary and misguided manner?