Don't people know any better
by now than to taunt Billy G.
with Apple's indubitably (and unintentionally) lovable John Hodgman
PC character? Check out this exchange from a recent interview of Gatesy by Advertising Age's Bob Garfield:AdAge:
I want to ask you one more thing: Those Mac ads -- how do you feel about the John Hodgman character? Gates:
I can't comment on someone else's ad. AdAge:
OK ... but he's you. Gates:
Yeah, I'm not gonna comment on someone else's ad. AdAge:
OK, well, Bill Gates, thank you so much for joining us.
Can I just have a clean goodbye?
OK, can you just say goodbye? Thank you or goodbye or something like that? Gates:
Goodbye. [Oh, and it was curt alright.]
Damn son. We might recommend just pretending you're Justin Long (aka Mac) next time, and see what happens.