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News Microsoft to open high-street shops

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 16 Feb 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

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    Perfect, now the anarchists can petrol bomb them instead of the local maccy d's. One must have ones priorities straight.
     
  3. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    I can imagine the shop sign saying 'Open' on one side and 'BSOD' on the other.

    I'd imagine London is where the first shops will launch. Where else will these shops then be springing up? I'd quite like a local one based in Peterborough, Spalding, Grantham or Stamford.
     
  4. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    LOL.. Fab! I always find myself thinking this in Sainsbury's, "If only I had a computer aided trolley, as this shopping malarky is just too difficult. I mean, they expect me to select the products I want, then place them in the basket? Get real Mr Sainsbury"

    The more MS try to "fight back" against Apple, the more they look desperate. The "I'm a PC" ads made me cringe. Why do they bother?
     
  5. ChaosDefinesOrder

    ChaosDefinesOrder Vapourmodder

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    It would amuse me more if the doors said "Start" instead of "Push" :)
     
  6. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    I bet they do. If I was in charge of designing these stores, that's exactly what I'd do. Although in reality, some health and safety idiot would probably object in case there's a fire and some retard kept pushing instead of having the intellect to try pulling instead.... (sigh).
     
  7. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    In that case I'd say that natural selection should take its course.

    It could have "Log In" on the outside of the door and "Log Out" on the inside. :p

    Actually, it is a clever bit of advertising. It is taking ownership of a negative marketing concept by Apple and turing it around into something positive.
     
  8. yuusou

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    The first stores will definitely be in the US... then London... and thats about it. Wish there was one here so I could, as stated above, petrol bomb. Priorities, priorities. Don't let me down UK dwellers. Don't forget the Sex Pistols.
     
  9. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Very doubtful I'll see one in my lifetime then, if they are only going to be in major cities.
     
  10. digitaldave

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    it will drive more MS partners away from MS only support and service.
     
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    impar Well-Known Member

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    Volund Am I supposed to care?

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    and that is why I no longer read PC world :duh:
     
  13. FuzzyOne

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    I thought this was to showcase ms tech being used in retail outlets, I assume thats gonna be there focus and not joe public
     
  14. zimbloggy

    zimbloggy Genius Extraordinaire

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    Yeah, customers are definitely going to need more help considering the dozens of versions that are going to come out for windows 7.
     
  15. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    I think this could be a great idea. :)

    Although I can see it now... sir sir I need help my shopping cart has this blue screen on it, what does that mean... lol
     
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    Yeah, Micro$oft customers will need every aid they can possibly get, that's how you live with IQ lower than your waist (given in inches). Oh well, back to pouring my petrol...
     
  17. C-Sniper

    C-Sniper Stop Trolling this space Ądmins!

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    I think I might have to start spray painting a little penguin on all these stores.
     
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