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Microsoft Selling Ad Space in Error Messages

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Added: Fri Nov 30 07:00:00 +0000 2001Views: 4,819
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Microsoft To Sell Ad Space In Error Messages

  Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) announced that         .----------------.
  it is selling advertising space in the         |          _       |
  error messages that appear in Windows.         |      _.-'|'-._   |
  Acknowledging for the first time that          | .__.|    |    |  |
  the average user of their operating            |     |_.-'|'-._|  |
  system encounters error messages at            | '--'|    |    |  |
  least several times a day, Microsoft is        | '--'|_.-'`'-._|  |
  trying to take financial advantage of       jgs| '--'          `  |
  the unavoidable opportunity to make an          '----------------'
  ad impression.

  "We estimate that throughout the world at any given moment several
  million people are getting a `General Protection Fault' or `Illegal
  Operation' warning. We will be able to generate significant revenue by
  including a short advertising message along with it," said Microsoft
  marketing director Nathan Mirror. He also mentioned that Microsoft is
  intended to add banner ads into its Blue Screen of Death in the near
  future.
    _    _     ___     _    _        _       _          The Justice
   |:|  |:|   /:::\   |:|  |:|      |_ | |  |_          Department
   |:|  |:|  /:/'\:\  |:|  |:|      |  | |_ |_          immediately
   |:|__|:| |:|   |:| |:|__|:|           _  ___         indicated that
   |::::::| |:|   |:| |::::::|     |\ | / \  |          they intend to
   '""""|:| |:|   |:| '""""|:|     | \| \_/  |          investigate
        |:| |:|   |:|      |:|   _  _            _      whether Microsoft
        |:| |:\   |:|      |:|  |_ / \ | | |\ | | \     is gaining an
        |:|  \:\_/:/       |:|  |  \_/ \_/ | \| |_/     unfair advantage
        |:|   \:::/        |:|                          in reaching the
        '"'    '"'         '"'     public with this advertising by virtue
                                   of its semi-monopolistic control over
                                   error messages.

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