If you've seen the most recent "Loestrin" (low estrogen birth control pill, aka the one that's supposed to give you shorter periods) ad, the chick looks it up on a laptop. That laptop is clearly a Macintosh Powerbook - complete with backlit logo (and the keyboard is identical) - but the backlit logo in question weirdly isn't an apple. It's something vaguely unidentifiable - a butterfly? A uterus? A pair of fallopian tubes? But nevertheless, the laptop is very clearly a Mac powerbook - even down to the appearance of the OS and the way the browser wipes its way onto the desktop with a faux-3d "twist."
But the apple logo is switched out for something fake.
So... what does it cost, do you think, to get your distinctive laptop design used in a commercial... but not get your logo displayed? What, exactly, the "bargain rate" for computer platform exposure in a completely unrelated ad campaign?
I'm just curious here.
PS: it takes 2 fucking HOURS to get the Daylight Savings Time patch applied to a 3-server Exchange / Blackberry / 2K3 domain controller farm applied, including MANDATORY REBOOT (wtf?!) and only about 5 mins to get the same fix applied to pre-6.x BSD boxes? With no reboot needed, so I still have > 1,000 days of uptime on the ones isolated from power company fuckups? wtf? Somebody wanna explain that to me? What - microsoft SUCKS? NO YOU ARE KIDDING ME. OK, moving on now...