Microsoft has to bribe keynote audience!

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by richmon22, Jan 12, 2007.

  1. richmon22 macrumors member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2006
    #1
  2. After G macrumors 68000

    After G

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2003
    Location:
    California
    #2
    I'd like a free Mac Office. I think it's cool of Bill Gates to do it. But I would assume he has an ulterior motive in doing so (vendor lock-in).
     
  3. Steve1496 macrumors 6502a

    Steve1496

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2004
    #3
    Equally amusing was when the Vista presenter (at CES 07 Keynote) had to ask for applause. He demonstrated something, waited a second, then said "What no applause?" and the crowd was forced to clap:D
     
  4. MacNut macrumors Core

    MacNut

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2002
    Location:
    CT
  5. Abstract macrumors Penryn

    Abstract

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2002
    Location:
    Location Location Location
    #5
    There's a spring loaded under every seat. If you don't clap, you get ejected. Be careful.
     
  6. bozigle macrumors regular

    #6
    And thinking That Steve didn't buy the Latte for his own audience???

    bozigle
     
  7. Grimace macrumors 68040

    Grimace

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2003
    Location:
    with Hamburglar.
    #7
    no free iPhones for everyone at MacWorld?

    asking for applause is about as low as you get. geez M$...
     
  8. elfin buddy macrumors 6502a

    elfin buddy

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2001
    Location:
    Tuttlingen, Germany
    #8
    Didn't Apple use to give stuff away at their big keynotes?
     
  9. mac-er macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2003
    #9
    Yes, but it wasn't a given, and people didn't know about it before hand. Kind of the like the Oprah-check-under-your-seat thing. And it certainly was never $500 worth of software. I think they gave away the Pro Mouse when it first came out and replaced the hockey puck mouse.
     
  10. Abstract macrumors Penryn

    Abstract

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2002
    Location:
    Location Location Location
    #10
    Perhaps, but now that their products are good and desired, they just make the people pay. :)
     
  11. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

    Kwyjibo

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2002
    #11
    they gave a free isight to all the developers when they introduced it at wwdc a few years back. who really cares, this isn't bribing for applause its just like a prize ... people who go to this kind of thing are looking to be excited the same way people who go to the apple one are.
     
  12. northernmunky macrumors 6502a

    northernmunky

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2007
    Location:
    London, Taipei
    #12
     
  13. BanjoBanker macrumors 6502

    BanjoBanker

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2006
    Location:
    Mt Brook, AL
    #13
    Bland

    Who gets excited about Micro$oft product intros? A free copy of Office would not have gotten me through the door. Who wants to see the release of some new piece of kludge work from Redmond, not in this lifetime. When MS can come up with a product that works right out of the box, is reliable, and has some style to it, then I might pay attention when Gates mouth moves. The Zune is a great example of their half hearted attempts. My son's X-box 360 has been nothing but trouble from the get go.
     
  14. Ja Di ksw macrumors 65816

    Ja Di ksw

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2003
    #14
     
  15. iW00t macrumors 68040

    iW00t

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2006
    Location:
    Defenders of Apple Guild
    #15
    Well depending on how you think of it the CD containing Office costs Microsoft a lot less to produce than the Pro mouse.
     
  16. applemacdude macrumors 68040

    applemacdude

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2001
    Location:
    Over The Rainbow
  17. Ja Di ksw macrumors 65816

    Ja Di ksw

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2003
    #17
  18. timswim78 macrumors 6502a

    timswim78

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2006
    Location:
    Baltimore, MD
    #18
    Personally, I'd love to get a free copy of Office 2007. I've installed the beta and can tell you that it is a great piece of software. Very clean GUI, things are placed where they should be.
     
  19. flyfish29 macrumors 68020

    flyfish29

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2003
    Location:
    New HAMpshire
    #19
    Remember, MS gives everything away that sucks!!! Remember when they couldn't compete with Netscape so they gave IE away.

    edit: they give ALMOST everything away that sucks- I guess one has to still pay for Windows!:D
     
  20. ExoticFish macrumors 6502a

    ExoticFish

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2002
    Location:
    The inner depths of madness, aka Kent, OH
    #20
    this is nothing new. a couple of years ago i went to a launch event for visual studio 2005 and they gave every one a free copy. they have different sessions of these events for IT and for developers where they go over what's new. I'm all signed up to be there.
     
  21. Chrismcfall macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2006
    #21
    Sounds good, Office is quite expensive in the UK. (Coming From A 14Yo) I checked the website, nowhere really within distance of me. Shame. I'm on the beta and its good.
     

Share This Page