Friday, January 24, 2014

Microsoft strolls down memory lane to promote IE to the children of the 90's

Looks like giant software companies fall prey to the same nostalgia that afflicts people when they approach their forties. To promote their IE11 browser, Microsoft has decided to target the 80's and 90's generation with a very nostalgic video called "Child of the 90's".

Even if they might have their own agenda, trying to make parents use IE11 so it might "rub off" to their children, the truth is that it doesn't really matter which browser you use or will use after this clip in order to appreciate it: Yo-yo's, walkmans, tamagotchis, floppy disks, modems - you name it!

Sure, I feel kind of scared knowing that most younger people will look at this the same way I looked at things from the 60's - but hey, just you wait for it, give it 20 or 30 years and Justine Bieber and One Direction will be "those guys old people like"! :)

The only difference is that while we had 14Kbaud modems and 720Kb floppys, they'll might be able to joke around about how ridiculous it was to have just 50GB blurays and 1Gbit internet. (And hopefully, by then we won't have to complain about mobile devices battery life only barely making it to the end of the day.)

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