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Microsoft pulls fake testimonial

Another one for MS bashers...

6:10 am on Oct 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

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In case no one else has posted about this... article here [itnews.com.au].

Hours after Microsoft posted a bizarre Web-based advertisement regarding an anonymous Macintosh user who had reportedly switched to Windows XP, the company removed the page amid reports that the information in the ad was fake.

I heard about this one on public radio. Could hardly believe that anyone would make such a mistake. One of the more bizarre details...

Perhaps even more confusingly, the photo that accompanied the page wasn't even a picture of [the purported user]: Instead, it was a stock photo, available for purchase elsewhere on the Internet.

Search Google News for microsoft mac to get more breaking news. MacWorld [maccentral.macworld.com] has the story too. ;)

6:32 am on Oct 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Hi Robert - amusing article - however its more bizzare because the Aussie site claims the advert was true but that it had used a stock photo rather than the real person and if true why they pulled it remains a mystery...

Possibly if they only had one switcher compared to the series that ran on the Mac site their ad would have become a joke - 10 switch away one switches to - for example ..

Seems pretty misconcieved anyhow ..
Anyhow only up a couple of hours and people are discussing it all over the net ... some people need to "get a life" :-)


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