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Every Tech Ad You’ve Seen, in One Funny Video

Given that we’re going into product launch season, this CollegeHumor clip is nicely timed. Also, it’s the Friday before Labor Day:

While we’re here, may as well point out that the biggest tech sellers have gotten pretty good at moving beyond the cliches deftly parodied above.

Here, for instance, is the latest in Apple’s series of feature-centric ads, which range from good to really great:

And here’s the new one from Microsoft, which probably won’t sell many Windows Phones, but is fun to watch anyway:


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work