Thing is, I really liked the ad. You can keep your cute little horsies and puppies, I'll take ground-breaking-life-improving innovation any day. (Though my favorite Super Bowl ad has to be the Duracell one).
And have you seen this video celebrating 30 years of Apple? Apparently it was shot in a single day on iPhones and is also quite impressive.
Perhaps as tech companies grow older they turn into big softies? Or maybe it's me that's grown older and turned into the softie.
I do have one beef with Microsoft's advertising of late. Check out this ad suggesting you buy laptops for your kids:
Let's ignore the premise for a moment and focus on the fact that they are using the song Brave by Sara Bareilles. A fine choice, in theory. But ever since I've seen this heart tugging version create by the U of M Amplatz Children's Hospital, I can't help but look at the song differently. Here, give it a watch:
Now, how can you use that song to sell laptops to kids? At the very least, Microsoft should embrace the video and get laptops to kids in children's hospitals (that's right, I'm suggesting they give to every children's hospital in the country. Why not?).