Oh dear

Jan. 29th, 2007 09:19 pm
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One would think that Apple might have checked that their new, extra smug (but undeniably funny) ads don't crash their own software before putting them up on the web, but apparently not...

QuickTime 7.0.2? Windows?

Date: 2007-01-29 09:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blech.livejournal.com
Well, no wonder it crashes, if you're running, ooh, a year old revision of the software! On a PC, no less!!

(The sad thing is, there probably are people at Apple who think that's actually a fine way to think. Me? Until recently I was still running 10.3 with QuickTime 6, so I ended up watching the ads on YouTube. Flash might be rubbish, but at least it doesn't come with a £20 price tag.)

Date: 2007-01-29 10:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shermarama.livejournal.com
Ha! Serves 'em right. I just saw a poster advert for these and will think less of Mitchell and Webb for ever more.

Date: 2007-01-29 10:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alexmacpherson.livejournal.com
oh dear! i decided yesterday to buy a mac instead of a pc (not because of these ads). i was going to do it today but somehow i cannot bring myself to spend that much money with just a click, even though i have it. i'm not sure i can cope with this computer-buying malarkey.

Date: 2007-01-29 11:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jauntyalan.livejournal.com
they're not very funny tho. rly. even with M&W playing the part

Date: 2007-01-30 09:39 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I tht the pie-chart one was v.funny, tho that might be because of my abiding hatred of pie-charts.

Date: 2007-01-30 09:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jauntyalan.livejournal.com
that one got a chuckle out of me. but i find pie-charts intrinsically funny!

[from a PC]

Date: 2007-01-30 12:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] barrysarll.livejournal.com
I nearly posted about these myself, from a less techie perspective ie clearly Mark > Jez and thus they are actually PC ads.

Re: [from a PC]

Date: 2007-01-30 10:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] boyofbadgers.livejournal.com
When I first saw the posters, that was exactly what I thought. But the roles they play in the online ads are *just* out of character enough to work.

Re: [from a PC]

Date: 2007-01-30 07:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] barrysarll.livejournal.com
And appropriately enough, on BBC coverage of the Vista launch, the PC expert quoted is one David Mitchell. ""Part of the appetite is 'something new for something new's sake'," said Mr Mitchell" (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6309651.stm) in a disapproving manner worthy of his namesake.

Date: 2007-01-30 10:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] small-circle.livejournal.com
Thing is, the guy in the suit (don't know or care which one is which) is clearly the ..er.. "cooler" of the two. I was never going to buy a mac anyway, but I'm not even going near an ipod after these things.

Date: 2007-01-30 12:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jeff-worrell.livejournal.com
Grrr these ads were front and centre on my MySpace page yesterday and there seemed to be no way to get rid of them.

one possible solution

Date: 2007-01-30 01:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] carsmilesteve.livejournal.com
stop looking at myspace?

alternatively, just wait 20 minutes and myspace will fall over again...

but anyway...

Date: 2007-05-09 11:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mzdt.livejournal.com
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