Thursday, August 21, 2008

Marketing/Tech-Amusement

Hands up whoever loves Seinfeld...
That's what I thought, everyone. Such the most hilarious show about absolutely nothing. Have you ever tried to explain a Seinfeld episode to someone, and after five minutes of ranting looked up to see their bewildered face as proof that you should stop, that this show really is about nothing, that it's the absolute "you had to see it" show, because if it was actually about something then it might actually make sense in an explanation later. Have you ever had that same person later see the episode and then, and only then, understand that it truly was hilarious and brilliant? I'm blabbing... I should stop.
So, what brings me to Seinfeld today? Well, news that Microsoft is paying Jerry Seinfeld $10 million to promote Windows Vista. Except, well, except that Seinfeld had a MAC on his desk for basically the entire duration of the show, so.... who's gonna buy that he really likes Vista versus the idea that he's just getting a ton of money for it? This guy over at Computer World made a great list of 10 reasons this partnership won't work... Take a look.

4 comments:

Jen said...

i must be the only person on earth... i just don't *get* Seinfeld. or at least (don't hit me) I don't think it's funny... lol

noha said...

actually, no. You know who else doesnt' get Seinfeld? My sister / your friend.... She likes a few episodes here and there, but for the most part, not a fan...

XUP said...

Ah, Seinfeld. I take full responsiblity for making that show popular. Way back when no one had ever heard of it, I found it on an obscure channel. It was always on at different times on different days, but I always found it. I started telling people about it. They started following it and before you knew it - everybody was watching it and it had a regular time slot!! Ta-da!! You're welcome

noha said...

XUP, this is all your fault!!
No, but seriously, I was 15/16 when the show ended, and I didn't watch the show regularly before it was in syndication. I probably saw more episodes after the show ended on repeats, but I thought it was HILARIOUS