Over the next little while, you’re going to see us Microsoft types doing a fair bit of talking about cloud computing in various forms. One of the ways we’ll be talking about the cloud is in the form of ads, including this clever ad about Windows 7 and Windows Live based on a palindrome poem (a.k.a. mirror poem) about technology and how it helps or hinders us. The poem takes on different meanings, depending on whether you read it forwards or backwards line by line, and it underscores a great truth about the tools we use: it’s often a matter of perspective.

This article also appears in Global Nerdy.