Microsoft Windows Vista demo goes bad

“It seems like Microsoft’s operating system presentations have a tendency to go awry. In a live product demonstration for a large group of Wall Street analysts, the company decided to show off Windows Vista’s speech recognition capabilities. As it turns out, the presentation, known as the Financial Analyst Meeting, was much more of a comedy rather than a professional demo,” Matt Mondok reports for Ars Technica.

Mondok reports, “It shows the presenter struggling to get Vista’s speech recognition software to cooperate. At one point, the presenter (Shanen Boettcher) said, ‘select all,’ and the software showed its violent side, writing ‘so double the killer delete select all.'”

Full article here.

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[UPDATE: 7/29: 7:00pm EDT: Updated YouTube video links.]


  1. I would hate to have to hear all the digs at my product when you are the wealthiest man on the planet and you can’t do a thing about it,

    Ooops! for a minute I felt sorry for Bill

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