With Windows Live and Bing, Microsoft's MSN butterfly has had its wings ripped from it in recent years MSN was once the flagship of Microsoft's online aspirations, led by the familiar butterfly logo introduced in 2000. The effort spanned search and advertising, Hotmail, Messenger, shopping, and maps, while serving content such …
MSN, that awful place that hotmai redirects you to when you log out, and the default homepage of every copy of IE that I've ever seen, that's why their hitcount is non-zero.
One sheds a tear?
Caught a bit of 'The Island' on TV the other day. Even with Scarlett Johansson, its a Michael Bay movie so not much worth watching, but the product placement was cringe-worthy bad. Obviously Microsoft had a part to play as there were adverts (made to look like scenes in a movie) for XBox and MSN.
Even though it was a 2005 movie, Microsoft were showing a future where people went to pay phone boxes (and supposedly paid) to use MSN search, complete with giant fluttering butterfly logo (Bay does not do subtle obviously, but the advertising was so in your face it distracted from Johansson).
So only 4 years ago, they couldn't see that MSN had no future? That to find information people would just borrow a Google or Apple smartphone rather than some MS video phone. So much for being innovators.
Some of us remember Bill Gates pushing the smart watches with 'SPOT" and have been around long enough to know that when trying to figure out where computing is going, don't bother trying to follow MS for a lead. They don't have a clue.
I believe it should be:
"Microsoft applies lipstick to MSN pig" (Lipstick on a pig and all.)
Not so much a butterfly.......
.......as the impression of a butterfly.
Not so much a service.........
Hey Microsoft, you're w@%kers for doing this. . .
Oh, and for everything else you have ever done.
Oh, and for everything you are doing now.
Oh, and for everything you will ever do.
LINUX rocks! We love El Reg!!
The MSN Homepage
The only page on the internet that has a bounce rate to rival gotse.cx.
I'm not sure which one I'd rather not visit more.
waste of time.
MS sells an OS that should be used for nothing more than turning a computer into a nice typewriter.
/Paris beacause I loooove her