New PCs Have Been Covered With Ads Since the ’90s

So with the Amazon Kindle Fire HD “special offer” ads and Canonical putting Amazon shopping links in the latest release of Ubuntu — I can’t help but wonder how many of the people up in arms in protest over these things are using PC laptops covered with those stickers from Intel and Microsoft. Ads in the software get people riled up, but ads stuck all over the hardware don’t. I don’t get it.

(Remember in 2007 when reporter Bob Keefe asked Steve Jobs during a rare post-event Q&A why Apple doesn’t put “Intel Inside” stickers on Macs?)

Tuesday, 25 September 2012