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Gag Me with a Browser - What Was Redmond Thinking?

PC World: "Microsoft has launched a new ad campaign for Internet Explorer that is either clever and slyly humorous, or obnoxious and snarky, depending on your point of view. But in one ad promoting IE 8's so-called porn mode, the software giant has crossed the line of bad taste --- by about three miles.

The ads feature onetime Superman actor Dean Cain as a parody of a smarmy pitchman, as well as variety of people using Internet Explorer 8 to solve their computing problems --- such as the desperate need to share too-cute Internet pictures of cats with other people. They're mildly amusing in a tongue-in-cheek sort of way, and are yet another example of Microsoft trying to change its image of a stodgy software company."

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