Microsoft iPod packaging

Monday 27 February 2006

This video is a parody, but it hits the mark dead on: Microsoft iPod packaging parody. It’s a perfect spoof of the failure to value simplicity. The beauty of it is that you can’t quite identify the point where it becomes absurd, where even a big company full of committees wouldn’t take that step, but by the end, they have clearly sunk the product with their stupidity.

The video is full-screen so that you can see the details.

Comments

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andrew 9:58 PM on 27 Feb 2006

Wow. That was really, REALLY funny. And very true. Good Lord, the stories that I could tell...

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asdf 12:07 AM on 28 Feb 2006

Here's some ms packaging pictures:
http://images-eu.amazon.com/images/P/B000AXFKGQ.02.LZZZZZZZ.jpg
http://images.packworld.com/issues/12.01/images/Departments/12XBOX.jpg

That video was kind of close.

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Big Ray 8:34 AM on 28 Feb 2006

I couldn't imagine it more accurately.

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Bob 2:51 AM on 15 Mar 2006

I suspected that this was done inside Microsoft and it turns out that it was.

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