When did Microsoft start tapping into its comedy gene? This is a valid question, whatever you might think of it. Humor was long believed not to be a part of the Microsoft genotype, but increasingly the Redmond company manages to come out with illustrative examples designed to prove just the opposite. In this context, the first thing that comes to mind is Bill Gates' Last Day at Microsoft video presented during his last keynote address at the 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show in las Vegas, on January 6. But there are more, equally entertaining fragments of Microsoft pop culture that have been made available to the public.
The first video embedded at the bottom of this article comes from Channel 10, and is designed to dispel a variety of unfounded myths about the Redmond company. Yes, Microsoft employees are geeks, but this doesn't mean that they do not welcome a good thrashing, and yes, they are filthy rich, just look at what Windows Vista Ultimate costs. Security it seems is another big concern over in Redmond, and you can see why it's going so well too. Plus with the company's cash reserves, the saying "the sky's the limit" simply does not apply to Microsoft. But don't stop here. You can also watch what really happens before a Microsoft conference call as well as the ad for the Belgian launch of MSN Video.
“People often stop me in the streets to ask 'Hey Tina, what's life 'really' like at Microsoft?' Sometimes I can't even walk outside my house without somebody standing there with a giant neon sign that blinks 'What is life 'really' like at Microsoft?' Instead of answering every individual separately and so you can save your money on those neon signs. I decided to create a video that would answer that simple yet complex question. I want to throw out a special high-five to the following because without them and a lot of beer this video never would have happened: Duncan Mackenzie, Erik Porter, Mike Sampson, Scott Davis, Grant BlahaErath, Dan Fernandez, Max Zuckerman, Adam Kinney, The Dalai Lama and Britney Spears,” Channel 10's Tina Wood stated (obviously the references to the The Dalai Lama and Britney Spears were just a way to attract eyeballs).
Watch video after the jump.