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Hawk at 10:19PM, Aug. 17, 2008
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That ad is totally bullcrap. What year is from? It looks like it predates the iMac.

But it's completely taking advantage of viewers who may not know a lot about computers. They could go on and on about CPU fans and modem drivers, and viewers would have no clue that it has nothing to do with running a CD-Rom. While I don't really care which platform is “winning”, I do wish there was an actually company standing behind the PC and defending it from lies.
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subcultured at 12:51AM, Aug. 18, 2008
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But it's completely taking advantage of viewers who may not know a lot about computers. They could go on and on about CPU fans and modem drivers, and viewers would have no clue that it has nothing to do with running a CD-Rom. While I don't really care which platform is “winning”, I do wish there was an actually company standing behind the PC and defending it from lies.


oh? stupid people believe the mac/pc ads
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SpANG at 10:02PM, Aug. 18, 2008
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the guy has a cd rom and windows…why is he using DOS?
Actually, depending on the year, CD ROMS actually DID need to boot through DOS (around 1994-1995). Even with Windows (3.1, 3.11). I think Windows 95 changed all that. I'm sure I didn't think it was a pain back then, but I sure would now!


… But yeah the ad is dumb.
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radarig at 9:41AM, Aug. 20, 2008
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That ad is totally bullcrap. What year is from? It looks like it predates the iMac.

But it's completely taking advantage of viewers who may not know a lot about computers. They could go on and on about CPU fans and modem drivers, and viewers would have no clue that it has nothing to do with running a CD-Rom. While I don't really care which platform is “winning”, I do wish there was an actually company standing behind the PC and defending it from lies.

Like you said, it doesn't really matter what the guy is saying; the real clutch of that commercial isn't the dad getting confused. Its the kid at the end saying he's going to someone else's house because their Dad was smart enough to buy a Mac. I think it's very effective, if dated.

I don't think that really qualifies as more or less exploitative than any other advertisement, it's just common practice in the industry.
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Product Placement at 11:52AM, Aug. 20, 2008
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Sooo… Anyone out there who wants to explain the “ooohh ooohh ooohh” in that mac ad we saw first?
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Product Placement at 12:04PM, Aug. 20, 2008
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I do wish there was an actually company standing behind the PC and defending it from lies.

Well they could hire those guys to do that.
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ozoneocean at 3:46PM, Aug. 20, 2008
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Like you said, it doesn't really matter what the guy is saying; the real clutch of that commercial isn't the dad getting confused. Its the kid at the end saying he's going to someone else's house because their Dad was smart enough to buy a Mac. I think it's very effective, if dated.

I don't think that really qualifies as more or less exploitative than any other advertisement, it's just common practice in the industry.
True. While the scenario was rubbish though, there were a lot of instances of frustration like that with Windows PCs, so the ad was true in spirit.

And while the relatively easier experience with MAC PCs wasn't due to better design (of the Mac), but because a lot less hardware and software was available, and what was available was specially designed to work for their configurations, they worked better because of that.
 
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