Fwd: [LINK]: Watch the ads... or go to jail!
Sat, 03 Mar 2001 15:10:43 +1100
Hi Karin and all ..
At 04:08 PM 2/03/2001 +1100, Karin Geiselhart wrote:
>Here's a cute one:
> > Forwarded from the Adbusters Website,
>> > http://adbusters.org/magazine/34/jail.html
>> > Students locked up after refusing to watch Channel One
Thanks, Karin. If the students really did object to the ads, perhaps
Microsoft may need to re-consider their next O/S strategy then :-)
BRIAN LIVINGSTON: "Window Manager" InfoWorld.com
Monday, February 26, 2001 ..
MICROSOFT ANNOUNCES WINDOWS XP
MICROSOFT ANNOUNCED in Seattle on Feb. 13 its next
operating system upgrade: Windows XP. As you may have
heard by now, this will become the next consumer
version of Windows. It will replace Windows Me but is
based on the more stable Windows 2000 code base.
The company's beta demo emphasized that Windows XP
automatically displays thumbnails when a digital camera
is plugged in and that it copies audio and video files more
But the features that really caught my eye were the
tie-ins. Each application now contains commands such
as "Buy the DVD," "Get Prints of This Photo," and so on.
Microsoft says XP stands for "eXPerience," but the
revenue links built into the operating system make it
look as if "eXtra Profits" are the focus.
Faced with a declining growth rate for PC sales, the
Redmond, Wash.-based company has apparently decided
to position Windows XP as a giant e-tailing portal. The
company can collect a piece of the business generated
when users send their images out for photo-finishing,
buy multimedia content, or use other tied-in services.
Although there's nothing new about tie-ins, it will be
interesting to watch the jockeying over which companies
will get to service XP's soon-to-be-gigantic user base.
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Cheers all ..