I hate to admit it, but I really like the new Jerry Seinfeld/Bill Gates commercials. They really have nothing to do with computers, and I certainly don’t think they’ll get people to go out and buy Vista. But, they are funny. And, Gates really comes off as being down to earth. He does a good job of playing himself, almost mockingly.
There’s a four-and-a-half minute version (it will be interesting to see how it’s edited for 30 second TV spots) up on YouTube:
Watch the whole thing, as it starts out a little slow. I love the part where they stiff the food delivery guy! And the part with the kid playing the video game: “Woah! When’s this comin’ out?” “Never. And if anyone ever asks where you got it, you don’t know!”
Again, I don’t think these ads will sell software, but they’re entertaining.