The Certified for Windows Vista coach

For a moment there, I thought all hope had been lost for a cool video segment to come out of WinHEC 2007. Usually there’s always something funny, something smart, something in-your-face to be enjoyed at the keynotes – it makes staying up at 2am worth just that little teeny weeny bit more. Of course the big blow came yesterday when Microsoft played the messiest ‘flashback’ feature I’ve ever seen – made for people with an attention-span of a second or less. For a marketing campaign worth $500 million, and the best Bill Gates quote they could find was “an operating system has never had parental controls before”. Even Bill had to pause for a moment to comprehend what was played behind him.

Needless to say, I didn’t have much of an expectation for day two. But then came this. A skit about “Certified for Windows Vista” involving a coach and a bunch of hardware devices. Might only make you smirk, but better than hitting rock bottom.

The next time your router plays up, you know what to do.