Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Microsoft Store breaks into song and dance

Microsoft so badly wants to be cool like Apple, but fails miserably.
Here the employees at Microsoft's new retail store in Mission Viejo, Calif., start a line dance to the music of the Black Eyed Peas.
Brad Slavin, who posted the video to YouTube, saw the singing and dancing as a good thing. "This is an amazing store, the employees seem really excited and engaged, almost happy to be at work," he wrote. (See his YouTube post here and his blog post here.)
Engadget saw only downside. "Why is it that whenever Microsoft tries to have a little 'fun' it comes across as creepy or overly controlled?" Thomas Ricker wrote on Engadget.
A poll on the Huffington Post finds that 67% of viewers find the Microsoft Store dance "cringeworthy," followed by 25% "cute" and 8% "crazy."

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