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Silly historical notes

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One of the comments in my “interviews” post reminded me about something that happened when I was interviewing.

The interview process at Microsoft has the interviewee being shepherded from one office to the next, and the interviewee gets asked questions in the employee’s office.

Well, in my case, for at least one interview it didn’t happen.  I think it was because my first comment when I looked into the interviewee’s office was “Hey, that’s a cute looking computer, what kind is it”?  I was quickly shuttled away from the office and into a lounge.

Well, my interview was in early January 1984.  The SuperBowl was two weeks away.  Nobody had ever heard of that little white box, but after that SuperBowl, everyone had heard of it.

Of course the computer in question was the Macintosh.

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Edit: Found the link :)

  • I'm surprised Apple hasn't dusted off the Super Bowl commercial and done a special 20 year anniversary thing. The 1984 symbolism is gone now, of course, but it was still a tremendous piece of tv-making.
  • Mike, they did! They even added an iPod to the woman throwing the hammer. It was shown at a recent MacWorld, if I remember right.
  • Speaking of interviews, did you see Zoe and Gretchen on Channel 9?

    http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=18472
  • Heh that's funny. I wonder whose office it was!
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