Microsoft vs. Apple: Comedy Wars

    June 8, 2005

Apple and Microsoft spent portions of recent conferences poking fun at each other. Todd Bishop notes that Steve Jobs at Apple’s developer conference displayed a widget for Mac OS X’s Dashboard that counts down to Longhorn, 574 days away (inaccurate! Longhorn is just under 500 days away, if it ships on time).

Meanwhile, at TechEd, Microsoft hired Daily Show correspondent Samantha Bee to do a faux news report on a Prius/iPod hybrid (I don’t get it; maybe you had to be there).

How about one of you guys laugh at each other because you just released a feature that is super-useful, works as designed and doesn’t slow down my system, laughing that the competition doesn’t have it? That would be a hoot.

Links: Todd Bishop

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