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The Tron Guy Is A PC

Nicely played, Microsoft. I can’t believe you had the foresight to put the Tron Guy in your ads all the way back in 2002! Oh, this ad just came out? NEVERMIND. What’s the matter, Microsoft, Peter Pan wasn’t available? I’m a PZing!

The description posted on YouTube alongside this ad is a bit of an overreach:

Without the networks and communities created by the PC, the world might never have even heard of the “Tron Guy” or internet phenomenons just like him.

Those networks and communities were created by Al Gore, duh. Perfect! “Al Gore invented the internet” joke in 2008. Sorry, guys, I have to go. Bill Gates just called, he wants me to head up the entire Microsoft marketing division with my cutting edge ideas. Zoom zoom!