The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to get the most feathers with the least hissing - Jeane Baptiste Colbert
A MOCK FUNERAL has been staged by Microsoft for anything that is not its Windows 7 mobile operating system.
On Friday afternoon the firm buried the Apple and Blackberry operating systems at a time when its own Windows version is struggling for air on a life support machine, not to mention the fact that its staff should actually have been working.
So it was yucks all round at Redmond, unless you have had a recent family bereavement and would have appreciated that a software giant did not choose to mock the solemnity of the occasion while you were still in mourning.
In a display that reminds us of a particularly wild party on the Wicker man's Summerisle, Microsoftees were photographed leading hearses containing the competing operating systems through its campus.
This fun, which also involved a failarious rendition of the Thriller dance, was presumably part of a wild celebration commemorating the shipping of Windows Phone 7, and possibly should never have slipped out. Sad then that it has appeared on Youtube, Flickr, and more blogs than you can shake a zombiefied limb at.
Something else that has slipped out from the Vole's grasp is a cinema only advert that, wouldntyaknowit, someone has recorded and posted online.
In this clip the viewer waits ages for a blocky-looking handset to make its way to the fore of the screen before telling us that the revolution is on its way.
We won't argue with the revolting bit. µ
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