Terrifying Steve Ballmer ad for Microsoft Windows 1.0


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/12/28/terrifying-steve-ballmer-ad-fo.html


#2

Still less obnoxious and creepy than Clippy.


#3

This post inspires me to imaginations of Balmer made up as the Pinhead cenobite, asking ‘Where do you want to go today?’ as you inadvertently manipulate your rubik’s cube into a red, green, blue, and yellow pattern on one side.

I’d give photoshopping it a try; but that’s out of my league.


#4

Low bar man. Low bar.


#5

I guess you’ve never seen Triumph of the Nerds?


#6

I hadn’t, but it looks interesting!


#7

It is.

Strange to think it’s 20 years old already.


#8

I want to see him and Alex Jones debate something. Or sell something.


#9

If I had lived in Nebraska back then I would have been terrified.


#10

This is a skit produced for some company event, not a serious ad ever intended to be shown to the public.


#11

You gotta be fucking kidding me. There even was a remake, 15 years later.


#12

Something to be said for using actors and models.


#13

terrifying? really?


#14

And it only got worse:

From “I… LOVE… THIS… COMPANY…” to “Developers, developers, developers, developers, developers.”
From his awkward prancing to the sweat-saturated, buttoned-down shirt clinging to his bulk.
Everything he does seems designed to provoke projectile regurgitation.


#15

Those poor folks in Nebraska…


#16

Ah, the good old “early Windows” days.

I remember them well. Unfortunately.

That said, this certainly captures the essence of the times.


#17

Leave Clippy alone!!!


#18

https://youtu.be/yX8yrOAjfKM?t=1m42s


#19

“Post 'em to MSN!”

'nuff said.


#20

Go back to bed @beschizza… or should I ask if your sleep patterns have settled down to normal yet?