Gateway Selling New PowerBook G4s

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  1. hvfsl macrumors 68000

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    In a print ad touting digital music solutions, a recent Gateway ad features an urban hipster jamming to tunes on his notebook--a PowerBook G4 Titanium notebook to be specific. Gateway said the inclusion of the Mac notebook was a production error and said the ad ran in just one publication in December before being pulled.
    [Feb. 19, 2003]

    The above is from cnet. I have noticed a lot of this over the years with our PC companies, it seems the advertsing departments doesnt even know the products they sell.
     
  2. MacFan25 macrumors 68000

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    Ha, thats pretty funny! :D

    It seems like they could at least tell it wasn't a Gateway before they put the ad in. :rolleyes:
     
  3. beez7777 macrumors 6502a

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    i think this was it:
     

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  5. Stelliform macrumors 68000

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    :) The ad company probaby are Mac Users. They probably got a kick out of slipping it in :)
     
  6. scem0 macrumors 604

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    that was the one they were using when they were copying it.:eek: ;)
     
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  8. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Most likely Gateway hadn't given them the laptop computer to photograph so they had to put in something as a placeholder. They just forgot to change it. :D

    It's as bad as those screens in OfficeDepot and other office stores' flyers where they have Internet Exploder for Mac running on a Windows machine.

    However, remember, no one uses Macs. :D
     

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