Saturday, 15 November 2014

Microsoft embraces Skype video singing praises of the MacBook

Reinventing yourself can involve a touch of contortion.
In order to appear different, you might have to stomp on one or two of your former (or even current) opinions.
And so it is that Microsoft, now under Satya Nadella's modernistic baton, is spreading its wings beyond its former splendid isolation.
An example of this is -- well, might be -- a video that Microsoft ran yesterday on its Facebook page. The video celebrates the world's first digital orchestra, which manages to achieve harmony thanks to the beauty of Skype.
The picture in the video shows a number of Surfaces on chairs, as if they were members of an orchestra. Wait, this just in: the picture shows a number of MacBooks on chairs, as if they were members of an orchestra.