Update: Just saw the American version on TV using the same idea with different music. Business rooms are going to be rocking next year. Sweeeet.
I can imagine Edward Tufte going apoplectic after watching this ad.
That makes it even funnier.
We are suppose to present in a simplify format, not horrifying format…
It’s been localised worldwide; lots of different families with exploding charts
Really? I can’t even get my coworkers to stop putting bar charts in 3D and now I’ve got to deal with this.
Its funny, this SO epitomizes the garish Windows approach to things. God I can feel a Mac vs PC ad coming on!
This ad is running on Indian tv channels right now and it is the most god awful ad like ever
This, ladies and gentlemen, is a perfect demonstration of how you DON’T make a presentation.
It’s slightly ironic that the “galaxy” picture they use looks like a Mac background…
put a bird on it!
is microsoft trying to individuate themselves by making the uggliest and most unusable products out there? maybe there is a niche for everything ;)
Where’s clippy ?
alive in all of us
Oh, and thanks, Microsoft, for encouraging us to work on presentations of sales forecasts at night using your software, instead of, say, helping our children with their homework in a constructive, creative way.
Also, could they have sprung for a different PPT in each ad?
Sheesh, I think the one airing in here in Germany doesn´t feature the climax of awefulness – an animated 3d-pie-chart!
Hmm. Which template should I choose? The one with puddle rock or the one with dewdrops?
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