News flash: Microsoft discovers sense of humor

Ipod_microsoft_2_1_1According to iPod Observer, Microsoft has ‘fessed up and admitted its marketing staff was behind the short film that reimagined the pristine iPod box as if it were created in Redmond—where, of course, it becomes a cluttered mess. (An AdFreak reader, commenting to our earlier post about the video showing up on iFilm, had also said that it was, indeed, created by a rogue band of Microsofties.) The most interesting thing about this may be that Microsoft seems OK with people getting a laugh out of the company’s design deficiencies. Said a spokesperson: “"While MS did not release the video, it’s natural to share funny things with friends. … We’re happy to see others enjoy the laugh as well."

—Posted by Catharine P. Taylor