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Subject: 2000s technology ad campagins

Written By: bchris02 on 04/12/16 at 7:27 pm

This was probably one of my favorite.  I was thinking about this and it brings back a lot of memories.

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This is perhaps one of the most embarrassing ad campaigns ever in the tech world.

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Even worse is the "100 Reasons why everyone is so speechless" campaign which I was unable to find.

What tech ad campaigns from the '00s do you remember fondly?

Subject: Re: 2000s technology ad campagins

Written By: Zelek2 on 04/12/16 at 7:30 pm

The launch of Windows 2000.

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Subject: Re: 2000s technology ad campagins

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/12/16 at 7:43 pm

I remember one of the first iPhone commercials in 2007. I can't believe it's gonna ten years in 2017 after this phone was released. Although, I never really got an iOS device until 2011, it seemed alright. I thought it was some next-gen iPod or something like that. It looked like an iPod until nobody used them in the early 2010s.

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There was also an ad for Windows 7 that I admired in 2009, since I was fascinated with Windows OS history back then. Boy, did it look good.

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Subject: Re: 2000s technology ad campagins

Written By: JordanK1982 on 04/12/16 at 9:17 pm

Dell Dude forever!

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Subject: Re: 2000s technology ad campagins

Written By: Slim95 on 04/12/16 at 11:45 pm


This was probably one of my favorite.  I was thinking about this and it brings back a lot of memories.

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This is perhaps one of the most embarrassing ad campaigns ever in the tech world.

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Even worse is the "100 Reasons why everyone is so speechless" campaign which I was unable to find.

What tech ad campaigns from the '00s do you remember fondly?

The Vista ad looks very dated.

Subject: Re: 2000s technology ad campagins

Written By: bchris02 on 04/13/16 at 12:19 am


The Vista ad looks very dated.


Yeah.  Here is the more common Vista ad.

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Definitely very late '00s.  The Vista era was prior to the tablet/smartphone revolution and most people still used a desktop or a laptop.  The dominant mobile devices at the time were either the early Blackberry or clunky old Palm Pilots.  The foundations were being made for the mobile revolution. I think at the time, Microsoft had not caught on to the changes in the way people think about and use technology and that's why Vista became a marketing disaster.  It actually wasn't a terrible product after Service Pack 2.

Subject: Re: 2000s technology ad campagins

Written By: Zelek2 on 04/13/16 at 12:44 am

Even though Windows 7 is clearly the superior OS, I find "Windows Vista" to be a slightly cooler name than "Windows 7". :P

Subject: Re: 2000s technology ad campagins

Written By: Slim95 on 04/13/16 at 12:45 am

Even though Vista sucked, it still gives me major nostalgia for that time when I was around 12 years old.

Subject: Re: 2000s technology ad campagins

Written By: bchris02 on 04/13/16 at 12:50 am


Even though Windows 7 is clearly the superior OS, I find "Windows Vista" to be a slightly cooler name than "Windows 7". :P


Windows 7 is basically Vista SP2 with a few UI tweaks.  They had to rebrand it to get away from the Vista perception issues.  There is an illusion that 7 was radically different because first and foremost, computers were significantly more powerful in late 2009 than they were in late 2006, and secondly, Microsoft made deals with computer manufacturers to tone down the installation of trial software on new PCs.  In the early Vista days, manufacturers simply loaded their trial software designed for XP onto new Vista machines and it wreaked havoc.

Subject: Re: 2000s technology ad campagins

Written By: bchris02 on 04/13/16 at 12:54 am


Even though Vista sucked, it still gives me major nostalgia for that time when I was around 12 years old.


I was a very early Vista adopter and despite its issues, I do get nostalgic for it.  I had a love/hate relationship with it back in the day.  It was a significant step forward in terms of usability and interface (many of the features you now take for granted were introduced in Vista), but it also ran very heavily on computers of the day unless you had something super high-end.  My gaming PC didn't have a problem with Vista but my laptop could barely keep up so I ended up rolling back to XP.  It's biggest issue was marketing and the fact it was ahead of its time i.e. most 2007-era budget PCs weren't up to the task of running Vista.

Subject: Re: 2000s technology ad campagins

Written By: Toon on 04/13/16 at 11:59 am

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I like when they make funny commercials to sell their products.

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Subject: Re: 2000s technology ad campagins

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/13/16 at 3:16 pm


Even though Windows 7 is clearly the superior OS, I find "Windows Vista" to be a slightly cooler name than "Windows 7". :P


I think they were trying to go to the same route with Apple, when they named all of their operating systems with numbers.

Subject: Re: 2000s technology ad campagins

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 04/13/16 at 10:26 pm


Dell Dude forever!

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Now those bring back some memories! Actually, the "Dell Dude" seems alot like a slightly older version of myself back in the early '00s (minus the pot smoking of course, I was always a squeaky clean kid ;))


I was a very early Vista adopter and despite its issues, I do get nostalgic for it.  I had a love/hate relationship with it back in the day.  It was a significant step forward in terms of usability and interface (many of the features you now take for granted were introduced in Vista), but it also ran very heavily on computers of the day unless you had something super high-end.  My gaming PC didn't have a problem with Vista but my laptop could barely keep up so I ended up rolling back to XP.  It's biggest issue was marketing and the fact it was ahead of its time i.e. most 2007-era budget PCs weren't up to the task of running Vista.


I feel you. I was an early adopter of Vista myself. Got a $400 Toshiba laptop from Circuit City in September 2007 preloaded with Vista. That thing was pretty low-end and Vista could be painfully slow running on it, but I still got about two good years of use out of it, though. The HP Pavilion I got in '09 (which was towards the end of Vista's run) was much quicker.

Subject: Re: 2000s technology ad campagins

Written By: JordanK1982 on 04/13/16 at 11:02 pm


Now those bring back some memories! Actually, the "Dell Dude" seems alot like a slightly older version of myself back in the early '00s (minus the pot smoking of course, I was always a squeaky clean kid ;))


I'm still like that. Spiky (dirty) blonde hair, puka shell necklace, "dude" lingo... I haven't changed my ways since 1995. ;) I've only smoked pot twice and I didn't like it so I guess I'm not as true to the Dell Dude name as I should be. :-\\

Subject: Re: 2000s technology ad campagins

Written By: bchris02 on 04/13/16 at 11:43 pm


I feel you. I was an early adopter of Vista myself. Got a $400 Toshiba laptop from Circuit City in September 2007 preloaded with Vista. That thing was pretty low-end and Vista could be painfully slow running on it, but I still got about two good years of use out of it, though. The HP Pavilion I got in '09 (which was towards the end of Vista's run) was much quicker.


Yeah, that $400 laptop in 2007 should have never been loaded with Vista.  It took a high-end machine at that time to run it problem-free.  By 2009 the situation was much more favorable.

Here is another one.  You saw a ton of this kind of stuff during the waning days of dial-up, as providers were trying anything and everything to keep their customers from moving to broadband.  This is one of the more outrageous ones.

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Subject: Re: 2000s technology ad campagins

Written By: Toon on 04/15/16 at 1:33 am

AOL Commercial from late 2001.
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Subject: Re: 2000s technology ad campagins

Written By: bchris02 on 04/16/16 at 3:44 pm


AOL Commercial from late 2001.
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Ah..."So easy to use no wonder its #1."  I forgot about that slogan.

Here are a few more that I remember.

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Subject: Re: 2000s technology ad campagins

Written By: Toon on 04/16/16 at 7:51 pm


Ah..."So easy to use no wonder its #1."  I forgot about that slogan.

Here are a few more that I remember.

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Oh wow I remember these commercials. I really love that 2002 Cox commercial as it's always nice for companies to make silly commercials like that when promoting their latest tech.

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Subject: Re: 2000s technology ad campagins

Written By: GH1996 on 04/19/16 at 4:34 pm

Remember these?  :P

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Subject: Re: 2000s technology ad campagins

Written By: Zelek2 on 04/19/16 at 4:49 pm

Did any of you guys watch the Windows 2000 conference video I linked? Isn't it an (unintentionally) hilarious classic? ;D

Subject: Re: 2000s technology ad campagins

Written By: Toon on 04/19/16 at 7:32 pm


Did any of you guys watch the Windows 2000 conference video I linked? Isn't it an (unintentionally) hilarious classic? ;D


They need to make more funny tech videos/ads like they did back then.

Subject: Re: 2000s technology ad campagins

Written By: Zelek2 on 04/19/16 at 8:06 pm


They need to make more funny tech videos/ads like they did back then.

I don't know if Steve Ballmer was intending to be funny there. ;D Maybe he was?

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