Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Vistaster: a colossal mistake

New entry in the urban dictionary, courtesy of Microsoft.


n. a giant cluster-fuck; a colossal mistake; a turning point, inflection point, or event that, in retrospect, turns out to have led to the doom and demise of a once-powerful company, person or organization.

Of course, if you read the latest Fast Company cover story, you'd think Microsoft's problems are it advertising:
It spent two years and $500 million on the media blitz around the long-delayed Windows Vista launch, only to see the January 2007 "Wow" campaign, which likened Microsoft's new operating system to Woodstock and the fall of the Berlin Wall, derided as arrogant and creatively void.

Via Fake Steve Jobs (which gets my vote for funniest blog).