Microsoft Songsmith spot shockingly horrid

The ads with Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld got a good spanking in the media, but they were pinnacles of human achievement compared to this apparent Microsoft creation: a long-form ad touting Songsmith, a Microsoft program that generates musical accompaniment to match a singer's voice. Hard to believe it's for real, but so far there's no evidence to the contrary.

—Posted by Tim Nudd