Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Tiny Machine

Wake me up when any amateur gets excited enough about a Microsoft product to make an ad like this (via Peeve Farm).


notherbob2 said...

One problem; I couldn't figure out which Microsoft product he was excited about. Aren't you an IT professional? Guess I just don't get it.

Matteo said...

The ad was made by a guy (not affiliated with Apple Corporation) who was so darned enthused by Apple's iPod Mini that he, out of shear exuberance for the product, independently created a stunning ad of his own (better than many professional ads). The thrust of my post is that it would be a cold day in Hell when Microsoft creates a product worthy of such excitement and inspiration.

I'm an IT professional in the sense of being an Electrical and Software Engineer. I did 15 years of work on Microsoft platforms. At this point, as far as I'm concerned, screw Microsoft. 10 years ago, it looked like they were the future (i.e. they'd knock out Unix). They failed, utterly, to deliver. Now their garbage products and technology are holding back computing for everybody. My current machine is a bug-ridden Wintel platform whose raw processing power is drowned in the ludicrous inefficiency of the Microsoft OS, that is, when it isn't locked up or showing me the Blue Screen of Death. My next machine will be an iMac, and when I next get into serious software development (it's been a few years), it will be under OS X, in other words, open source UNIX.