Moi? naive ..dont be silly ..:)
corse they ( almost any company with a PR dept )are all doing it ..and have been for years ..on blogs and reveiw sites and everywhere that it might work .."they" try to tag spam the hell out of here every once in while ..
but only MS leave such a great trail of footprints away from the scenes of their efforts to hype their products ..and my monkey ref was deliberate ..this has the unsubtle hand of the dancing whooping steve all over it ..if Bill " lost" him ..MS would go up a few notches in the eyes of many and would feel less of the need to try to do this stuff ..
<slightly OT >BTW ..the best example of how to do it subtly and not get caught is probably the way google have the BBC fawning over every word that comes out of their PR dept and manages to get G praised as a "new way of doing business " and "not interested in profit" in the BBC's programming from the business progs to the tech progs on the world service ..there are times when it's hard to tell from listening wether the radio is broadcasting from the UK or the plex PR depts water cooler ..not surprised at all that they are linking up ..some of the the BBC journalists appear to be getting payment from California already </slightly OT>
edited bad formatting tags :)
[edited by: Leosghost at 3:47 pm (utc) on Jan. 24, 2007]