By Mark O’Neill
Contributing Writer, [GAS]
It seems that all that “I’m a Mac, I’m a PC” advertising by Apple has finally pissed off Microsoft to the point where they feel the need to get some payback. So they have signed up Jerry Seinfeld to joke around with Bill Gates in a series of adverts for which he will be paid a cool $10 million. Joke around with Bill? Does Bill Gates do humor?
The hope is that finally Microsoft can bury the stuffy “I’m a PC” suit guy that Apple has built up in their adverts and promote Windows as the “cool operating system”. Whether or not that will happen remains to be seen, but there is apparently lots of optimism over at Redmond that they can pull it off. Well with Jerry and Bill, the two jokers, getting it together, who knows what can be accomplished eh?!
What do you think? Can Seinfeld do the impossible and make Windows look totally drop dead cool? Or is Microsoft throwing $10 million down the toilet?
[Via Guardian Media]