Is That a PowerBook in the new Windows XP Commercial?

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Date: Tuesday, October 23rd, 2001, 01:45
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Did anyone else catch the new Windows XP commercial on Monday Night Football? I could swear that the ad, which features a person flying through the air to the tune of Madonna’s “Ray of Light,” has a PowerBook G3 placed (not so) prominently in the commercial! Surely MS didn’t spend US$100M to promote Apple, did they?


Did anyone else catch the new Windows XP commercial on Monday Night Football? I could swear that the ad, which features a person flying through the air to the tune of Madonna’s “Ray of Light,” has a PowerBook G3 placed (not so) prominently in the commercial! Surely MS didn’t spend US$100M to promote Apple, did they?

Seems like a creative type slipped in a PowerBook G3, with its clearly visible upside-down white glowing Apple logo, into the spot. Pay attention, it’s quick.

Just after the closeup of the PC laptop screen, mid-commercial, the person flies through a restaurant. Then briefly, on a table, you can see someone using a black laptop that is the spitting image of a PBG3 Pismo.

C’mon, you probably taped it, right? Someone get a screen grab and post a story to the Newswire to set the record straight.

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