Microsoft Windows 1.0 turns 30 tomorrow. And even though Steve Ballmer’s over-the-top TV ad for the operating system has seen its share of Internet airtime, I viewed it for the first time only this morning. Wow.
If you haven’t seen it, the 1986 production is worth every one of its grainy and crackling 62 seconds:
So, you may be asking, what’s up with the “except in Nebraska” that Ballmer says near the end of the ad?