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People Unclear on the Concept

Microsoft, in their ongoing efforts to make computers and computer-related products easier to use, has an Official Windows Vista Help Page explaining how to open the box that Windows Vista comes in.

If they need a Web page explaining how to open the box, the cynic in me suggests that they're still a little fuzzy on this whole idea of "user-friendly"...


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Aug. 30th, 2007 04:02 pm (UTC)
What do you expect? Its microsoft ....

If you follow the instructions and don't know whether to expect software to come out or the minions of hell, that's bad..

"I dunno, some dude with pins all in his face and shit walked in right after I got it open"

Aug. 30th, 2007 04:41 pm (UTC)
What happened to good ol' cardboard boxes?
Aug. 30th, 2007 04:47 pm (UTC)
I've always found that programmers work best if you have one of their children tied up in your basement.

I'm so not looking forward to my next PC buy.
Aug. 30th, 2007 06:53 pm (UTC)
That takes the cake. - ZM
Aug. 30th, 2007 07:52 pm (UTC)
it's unfortunate that many people call the help desk and ask how to open the package. having opened a few of those packages, i can tell you that it's a remarkably simple procedure. sadly, there are a remarkable number of simple people in the world.
Aug. 31st, 2007 05:07 am (UTC)
Sorta like on the airlines where they have the instructions written on the safety guide to say if you don't understand the instructions, ask to be reseated :)
Sep. 4th, 2007 05:41 pm (UTC)
I shall rip the box asunder!

I enjoyed you on poly weekly, which is why I added you.

Sep. 4th, 2007 09:16 pm (UTC)
Howdy, and welcome aboard!
Sep. 8th, 2007 08:26 pm (UTC)
Gee, if only the software inside that package had such great security...
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