This week's rants

Hey - everybody should be allowed the odd rant - and mine today are about Microsoft's use of Jerry Seinfield in advertising and the absolute intellectual and moral banruptcy exhibited by a captivated press at Intel's IDF/08.

According to the Wall Street Journal Microsoft is about to unleash a series of Wintel ads featuring comedian Jerry Seinfeld.

Seinfeld's hit show, not something I could stand to watch, was self described as "about nothing" and featured a narcissist drifting from nothing to nowhere, his two mentally damaged friends, and a girl who might have aspired to interesting had she tried a little harder to escape her life and her friends.

The parallels to Windows are striking - but you have to wonder if Microsoft hasn't gone a little over the top in going from self deprecation to self-mockery here.