Thursday, 18 September 2008

I wasn't going to write anything about the new Microsoft commercials, which I really like, despite the fact that I wrote about the two Seinfeld/Gates commercials.

But then I realized that the PC Guy in the commercials is Sean Siler. He's a real tech guy who actually works at Microsoft for a living - as opposed to being a professional actor. Here's his TechNet blog.

In fact, Sean epitomizes the "I'm a PC" message. We interviewed him not too long ago for RunAs Radio on the topic of IPv6 (he's the program manager for IPv6 at Microsoft). I thought you might be interested in hearing what Sean had to say at that time. He's wicked smart and a fun conversation.

It sounds like it's been an interesting evening for Sean, but he took the time to exchange a couple emails with me, which was cool of him. Congrats to Sean, and to Microsoft. Good start!

So, here you go - Our interview with Sean from a few months ago:

RunAs Radio #53: Sean Siler Sets Us Straight on IPv6! (download MP3)

And here are the three new commercials. Personally, I like 'em.

Oh and if you send an email to Sean's address as listed in the three videos, you'll get a reply. I'd post it here, but it'll be more fun if you do it yourself. :)

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Friday, 19 September 2008 03:51:05 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Stupid commercials. PC is not the same as Windows. PC is Linux also...
Friday, 19 September 2008 18:06:59 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
The amusing bit about this is these new ads? Created on a Mac:

Hee hee hee :)
Friday, 19 September 2008 18:12:59 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
@DBS heh yeah saw that earlier. Probably someone shoulda checked with the company that did the campaign to see if they were PCs. But then again, arguably the mac's strongest suit is video and multimedia editing. Sure would make for one helluva response ad though. :)
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