Sí, esos 30 millones de dólares no han surtido un gran efecto para convencer a los usuarios de que Vista es un gran sistema operativo. Tampoco han ayudado a responder el ataque de Apple utilizando a una esposa desesperada (Eva Longoria) y a millones de usuarios para romper el estereotipo de una P.C. (después de todo la Mac también es una Personal Computer).
Ayer traté de explicarle eso a Sean Siler (el “P.C” que aparece en los anuncios de Microsoft) y sólo obtuve esta respuesta automatizada que no han cambiado desde el lanzamiento de la campaña.
Hello! I’m a PC – and I get lots of emails now. I’m sorry that this is an auto-response. Don’t take it personally, it’s just that I’m buried under letters upon letters of fan mail. Metaphorically.
I do hope to get around to personally responding. It’s just that as a Program Manager at Microsoft, I have… programs to manage. (Funny how that works.)
The responses to the commercials have been fantastic. I’ve had friends and family members I didn’t know, forgot, or sometimes wished I forgot emailing me and saying “That guy on those Microsoft commercials looks a lot like you.” A couple of people still didn’t believe it was me until they read the news articles that listed my name. I don’t think even I believed it was me until I read the news articles that listed my name. And even then, I had to look at my own driver’s license for verification.
The two questions I keep getting asked are “Did you get paid?” and “How much did you get paid?” (Aren’t friends great for digging right to the heart of the matter?) The answers are, “Yes,” and “Not as much as Jerry Seinfeld.” One last cool thing: Check out an interview with me at http://imapc.lifewithoutwalls.com/?u=therealpc
It includes some of my favorite material that I thought was lost forever, so it was fun to see it used. And yes, I am well aware that my eyes are closed a lot in the interview. It’s just that I was blinded by being in the spotlight! (THAT’S A JOKE, PEOPLE!) Thanks for all the interest, and always be proud to say “I’M A PC!” Sean Siler “The Real PC”
OK P.C. la gente de Apple no se iba a quedar con los brazos cruzados y envió el día de hoy dos misiles desde Cupertino con cariño para Redmond.