Microsoft Sucks at Product Presentations

Screwing up a presentation is pretty easy, especially if you work for Microsoft. Just volunteer to present any of their cutting-edge products and the rest will sort itself out. Microsoft has an impressive history of embarrassing product presentations. It has become almost a tradition for each new iteration of Windows to crash on-stage to everyone else’s amusement.

The following video depicts Steven Sinofsky subjected to such humiliation. It is funny because he sticks to the script even after the tablet has broken down.

And then there’s Bill Gates. This video depicts a classic BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) on stage. These were the rule and not the exception in the early days of Windows (and Microsoft).