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Tuesday, November 01, 2005

More American Smartness



The image above is a promotion on Microsoft's website for their Launch Tour this year. The little white dots are supposed to represent the cities in which these events are taking place. Please have a look at where the white dots are located on Australia. :)

I've looked these points up on a map, and they seem to match best with Kalgoorlie-Boulder (the southern most dot), and the middle of the Great Sandy Desert. This is fantastic really, becuase I hear the software development market is booming amongst the nomadic desert Aboriginals at the moment, as well as in the smaller outback towns/cities. Those outback types can write a mean Active-X control, and with all that spare time in between farming and mustering, I'm sure that Intel could make some awesome inroads with Centrino.

OK - hopefully you're all seeing the irony-styled humor here. If not, I've failed miserably...

2 comments:

Nathan Zamprogno said...

If you look at the larger version of the picture they also target Mogadishu in Somalia in Africa and also several places off the West coast of the US. Like actually in the ocean, while no one in the UK rates a mention.

I've submitted this post to boingboing.net, so you might get a lot of traffic if they link to you. Do you have a hitcounter yet?

Joel Baltaks said...

I bet Microsoft has accidentally revealed the locations of top secret military bases around the world ... yes, it's all starting to make sense now...