Wednesday, April 7, 2004
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Bad Ads

Tim Bray asks Microsoft to discontinue its silly ads for “Great Moments at Work” -- the ones that features slow-motion ads of office workers celebrating like college athletes. Except that they've done something perfectly mundane, like use some feature of Word, where the college kids won a championship or something.

The message, insofar as there is one, is that people who work in offices are clueless doofuses....Microsoft is a smart company, and smart companies shouldn’t run dumb ads. It disgraces our whole profession.

For some reason, Google Ads thinks this is a great page to advertise ovulation predictor kits. Go figure.