updated 04:25 pm EDT, Mon June 16, 2008
The Onion Get a Mac
Apple's online "Get a Mac" ad campaign has a new advertisement to add to its ranks, as John Hodgman's PC character draws attention to his brand new PC Newswire, a banner located above the side panel where he and Justin Long's Mac character stand. PC hopes that it will help his case against Mac, whose recent popularity has been widely reported in the news, but soon sees that the "Top PC News Stories" all seem to revolve around problems with Windows Vista.
PC Newswire scrolls through several headlines: "Vista users upset over glitches…", "Year later: Vista still not fixed…", and "Users downgrade to XP…". PC grumbles, saying he hates his "stupid newswire", a message that promptly displays in the top banner, to which Mac cheerfully notes "it is fast, though, real fast."