Microsoft ban Bitterwallet having any Windows 7 fun
Whichever marketing dick signed off the Windows 7 party campaign has hopefully long since been fired. Far from aligning itself with users, it portrayed Microsoft as the software choice for subscribers to Readers Digest. Customers were invited to organise Windows 7 house parties to celebrate the new OS and to help them along, Microsoft produced videos like this - you'll note the comments function was switched off from the start. Do watch it if you haven't already. It's fucking horrific. Really, there's not enough drink in the world that'll help you understand what Microsoft execs were thinking when they made this.
But not everyone has been invited to the party. Microsoft sought applications from customers who wanted to throw a more official bash, and Andy applied on behalf of you, the loyal Bitterwallet reader. Yet this morning we found him in floods of tears on the office floor:
Windows 7 Launch Party
Party Date: October 22, 2009 (28 days away)
Not a Finalist
Sorry, your application was not among those selected for this event. Lots of people applied and spaces were limited.
Still, Microsoft's attempt to regulate people having fun has failed. A thoroughly childish and puerile version of the Microsoft party video has made its way online, and after breaking Andy's heart we're only to happy to draw attention to it: