Microsoft’s Bizarro Universe: 8 years late; in garish color; featuring inferior products (w/ video)

In a variation of a scene we’ve seen 275 times before, Microsoft has recreated an Apple Retail Store grand opening in such a way that only a serial copier could love. It’s the ultimate “Me Too” statement.

As if Windows and the Zune didn’t do enough to stamp Microsoft as an pitiful Apple follower, welcome to the Microsoft Retail Store:

Direct link to video via YouTube here.

MacDailyNews Take: Shameless, sad, and more than a bit scary. In Microsoft’s Bizarro Universe, no one has ever been to an Apple Store or seen even one second of one of the tens of thousands of Apple Retail Store grand opening videos on YouTube, so when they see Microsoft’s “new” retail experience, they’ll think of Microsoft as such the innovator. Up in Redmond, they’re delusional to the nth degree. And a fish rots from the head down. (May Steve Ballmer remain Microsoft’s CEO for as long as it takes!) As usual, Microsoft follows Apple around like a brain-damaged three-legged puppy. Certainly no company, not even Palm, wishes they were Apple more than Microsoft. Ballmer ought to just rename the whole mess “Derivativesoft” and buy every billboard on the planet to proclaim: “All we do are half-assed Apple copies, suckers!” Seriously, who do they think they’re fooling?

We can hear the laughter from Cupertino and we’re in New York today.

As luck would have it, Apple’s 275th retail store’s grand opening took place in Cardiff (UK) today.

Here’s queue for Apple Store St David’s 2, Cardiff, UK Grand Opening:

Direct link to video via YouTube here.

Now those are lines. We’ll check back to see how the lines look for Microsoft’s 275th store if they ever get there. (smirk)

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “iest” for the heads up.]


  1. Saw Ballmer on CBS. He said M$ has 9 out of 10 people as customers. Later on a blog he said 95%. I just hope people who buy those touch screen monitors enjoy cleaning. The fish bubbles are cute, how do they help get work done?

  2. The poor Moneysoft sheep drones walking into the slaughter house so mindless like as they cheer…

    oh joy… HP, Dell, Acer and Toshiba, and they’re clapping… Makes me happy to know the morons of the tech world got “Windows Shopping” so the apple stores are free of wasted space and intellectual dead weight.

  3. OMG, that M$ store is direct copy of Apple’s! Wouldn’t any other company in the world be *embarrassed* to be so blatantly ripping off another? I mean, the same glass front, same layout, same tables, even employees dressed the same wearing employee tags. Couldn’t they do *anything* different?

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