D'Arcy from Winnipeg
Solution Architecture, Business & Entrepreneurship, Microsoft, and Adoption

If I was writing a Mac commercial...

Thursday, February 8, 2007 11:35 AM

So my buddy Justice sent me a link to YouTube for one of the new Mac/PC commercials where PC is going in for "surgery" because he needs to upgrade to Vista. Let's see how this would play out if I was writing it:

Mac: Hello, I'm a Mac
PC: And I'm a PC

/PC is dressed up in a sweet look while Mac is dressed in a hospital gown with a suitcase

Mac: Hey PC, I thought you had surgery today?
PC: Yeah, I had to upgrade my video card because of Vista, but its all good. It was just day surgery...in and out! Where are you going?!
Mac: Oh, I'm getting a video card upgrade as well, but my user can't do it himself; he has to take me to a repair depot.
PC: Ooooh.....
Mac: Yeah, and they usually take a few days...our video cards are soldered onto the logic board, so I'm getting a whole new logic board put in. I hope they aren't backordered...
PC: Well, can't they take you in to somewhere else where you can get it done faster?
Mac: No...there's only a couple of places that perform this type of work...and the parts all get flown in from California.
PC: Oh, well, good luck! I'm off to play games

/Mac starts sobbing uncontrollably.

Don't believe the hype. Vista rocks.

D




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# re: If I was writing a Mac commercial...

Bwwuuuuhahahahahahahaha! I'd love someone to put out a series of ads (on TV of course) that told the story the other way. The FanBoys would get all riled up! 2/8/2007 12:51 PM | Donald Belcham

# re: If I was writing a Mac commercial...

The beauty of not having much market-share compared to the dominant guy is you get away with more half-truths. Most of the Mac ads have a grain of truth to them, but are distorted to comic-like proportions. Still darn funny though. See the latest ad? Accept/Not Accept? True, a bit over the top, and totally funny. 2/8/2007 1:02 PM | Jerey

# re: If I was writing a Mac commercial...

... I particularly like this one from D'Arcy titled ... 2/8/2007 1:24 PM | Alex James

# re: If I was writing a Mac commercial...

Well I must say that I truely liked your commercial. I've been running Vista since the day it was release (I'm a Action Pack Subscriber) and I've had no issues with Vista other then some Driver support with a WinPrinter driver that was poorly designed by HP to currently only work with XP. The one new feature I absolutely love is "ReadyBoost". Especially for gamming it can make a world of difference!!! 5/6/2007 11:39 PM | Winnipeg Experts PC repair

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