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Microsoft – you asked me to tell you to update your own version of Silverlight …

November 14, 2008 No Comment

Dear Microsoft,

You have asked me to let you know the following.

You run a site called The Mojave Experiment. This is a high-profile advertising campaign for the Windows Vista operating system. You may be familiar with it as it's yours.

Message on Microsoft's The Mojave Experiment...

The message saying you need silverlight to run the mojave experiment site.

The message saying you need silverlight to run the mojave experiment site.

When I visit this site of yours, I see the following message:

"This website [The Mojave Experiment] has been updated to run on the very latest version of the Microsoft® Silverlight™ 2 plug-in. Please re-install. You can also view the Non-Silverlight version by clicking here."

I decided to view the non-silverlight version first. Then I clicked on the link to see the enhanced silverlight version.

Message on Microsoft.com about The Mojave Experiment ...

I was taken to the microsoft.com site and shown this message about The Mojave Experiment site (just to be clear, this is a message from Microsoft about its own site):

Microsoft - please tell yourself to upgrade your own version of silverlight

Microsoft - please tell yourself to upgrade your own version of silverlight

"The site that you visited [the Mojave Experiment] was built for an earlier, beta version of Silverlight - not the current one. Please contact the site owner to let them know that they must upgrade to the latest release of Silverlight 2. Let us know if the site is not updated shortly so we can try to assist in upgrading the site to the latest Silverlight technology."

Are you reading this ...?

I'm not sure how to contact the site owner (Bill Gates - let me know if your read this). But Microsoft - Microsoft says you need to upgrade. And if you don't, tell yourself so you can assist yourself.

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