Founding Fathers good with Microsoft Word


Here's a recent Microsoft Word 2010 spot that shows historical figures using social media—a popular theme lately. This time, it's the Founding Fathers, who use Word to craft the Declaration of Independence. Dead-person endorsements aside, the most "revolutionary" thing I see in the spot is the chat window built into the program. That feature would have been a better fit for Word 2007, mainly to distract people from how awful the UI was. But seriously, does everything need a goddamn chat window? And wasn't it John Adams, not Samuel, who helped write the Declaration? A quibble, yes, but it's either that or confront the room elephant that is a multinational corporation invoking revolutionary nostalgia for one of its overpriced consumer products. Thomas Jefferson would be appalled. I always figured him for an OpenOffice guy, anyway.

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