Microsoft initiated the creation of the iPod packaging parody video that was first reported last month, according to The iPod Observer’s Brad Cook. “It was an internal-only video clip commissioned by our packaging [team] to humorously highlight the challenges we have faced RE: packaging and to educate marketers here about the pitfalls of packaging/branding,” Microsoft spokesman Tom Pilla told Cook via email. ‘While MS did not release the video, it’s natural to share funny things with friends. So while we didn’t publicly share the video, it was shared with appropriate teams internally. We’re happy to see others enjoy the laugh as well.”

Full article at The iPod Observer here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader "Michael K." for the heads up.]

Microsoft designs the iPod package video can be seen here.

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