By Harry McCracken | Friday, September 5, 2008 at 7:24 pm
It’s no secret that people who write for newspapers, magazines, and Web sites often don’t write the headlines that appear on their stuff–and are even less likely to be involved in the art associated with it. And Steve Lohr’s article over at the New York Times on Microsoft’s plan to breathe life into Windows Vista is a good read.
So I mean no disrespect when I say that the juxtaposition of headline and art on his story is pretty damn funny:
And it brings four thoughts to mind–my mind, anyhow:
1) Bill and Jerry are stretching those shoes pretty vigorously, but that won’t perfect Windows Vista;
2) Spending $300 million on quirky ads won’t perfect Windows Vista, either;
3) Actually, come to think of it, only making Windows Vista better will perfect Windows Vista;
4) Windows Vista is so far from perfect that the immediate goal just needs to be to make it into something that more people see as a compelling improvement on Windows XP.