Re: More Win95 humor!

Subject: Re: More Win95 humor!
From: Valerie Archambeau <varchamb -at- MIDWAY -dot- UCHICAGO -dot- EDU>
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 1995 10:01:28 -0500

At 3:27 AM 10/23/95, Geoff Hart wrote:
> <ROFL!> Just read in the weekend paper that after buying
> the rights to the anthem "Start me up" from Mick Jagger et
> al., Bill Gates ordered the words "you make a grown man
> cry" removed from all copies of the lyrics. Oh, would that
> it were so! Though I must admit, this damages the
> appropriateness of the lyrics for the product they promote.

> --Geoff Hart = -at- 8^{)}

Whenever I see this commercial, this is *exactly* what comes to mind.

Windows 95: You make a grown man cry.

You'd think the ad execs would have considered the connotations of using a
song with such well-known lyrics as that.

What were they thinking?



Valerie Archambeau varchamb -at- midway -dot- uchicago -dot- edu
Academic Computing Services
The University of Chicago

What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
--Samuel Johnson

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