D'Arcy from Winnipeg
Solution Architecture, Business & Entrepreneurship, Microsoft, and Adoption

One of the few reasons Canada sucks

Monday, January 8, 2007 1:48 PM

So, I don't want to gripe or sound really ungrateful for all the wonderful things that us Canadians do get, but seriously...SERIOUSLY...what's up with all those contests or promotions that are "US Only"?! Like, for example, the one here.

Yes, I'm talking about how, if you go to the Office/Vista launch event in the states, you get a FREE license for Office Pro 2007 and Groove 2007! Y'know what us Canucks got at our launch event? A t-shirt. And some marketing materials. And a pad of paper. I don't even think we got a pen.

I mean, it doesn't really affect me since I run a Mac at home and my company gets Office 2007 anyway, but still...why dont' WE matter?!

But hey, whataya gonna do, eh?

D




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# re: One of the few reasons Canada sucks

Did you lose your pen? Mine is still sitting here on my desk. Its a sweet pen, it must have cost a whole $0.25! 1/8/2007 2:12 PM | Boomer

# re: One of the few reasons Canada sucks

Aww you ruined it for me ... our event isn't until tomorrow. That's like telling me what I got for Christmas the day before! 1/8/2007 7:52 PM | Jason Row

# re: One of the few reasons Canada sucks

Probably a Canadian licensing or legal issue. Canada is like a loft apartment right above a great party. 2/19/2007 2:32 AM | j

# re: One of the few reasons Canada sucks

I don't think it would be a licensing issue...we got the free VS.NET 2005 and SQL Server 2005 licenses at that launch...not sure why we got snubbed for this one though.

"...like a loft apartment right above a great party."

Ah, you gotta love that Yank bravado...
;)

D 2/19/2007 4:09 AM | D'Arcy from Winnipeg

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