September 07, 2006
Windows Marketplace is OpenMicrosoft just launched Windows Marketplace, which is "a safe and trusted environment to discover, learn, try, download and buy from the largest collection of quality Windows software, devices and hardware" (quoth the email from Will Poole). Basically this is a place to download all kinds of software, as well as purchase packaged software and hardware. Best of all, a lot of the downloads are free. And you can browse for only the free stuff. For example I found this excellent Sponge Bob Screen Toy there. It features Spongebob, Patrick, and Squidward wandering around your screen and interacting with the mouse and each other. I can imagine that our 4-year-old could spend hours with this thing.
As part of promoting this, Microsoft is running a site called Enter Azeroth which features a scavenger hunt based on the Microsoft campus. You go to different locations to find answers to questions, then enter them on the website. The free ice cream treats that were handed out on campus last week were also part of this promotion ("Azeroth" ties into this because per the the Oracle of St. Petersburg it is a world in World of Warcraft, which is an MMORPG that is being hyped on the Windows Marketplace site).
As further inducement for employees to pimp the site, if we link to it we get a free t-shirt. Which is the explanation for our green rectangular friend to my left. Did somebody say free? Did somebody say t-shirt? Windows Windows Windows! Marketplace Marketplace Marketplace! T-shirt t-shirt t-shirt!
Posted by AdamBa at September 7, 2006 02:17 PM
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