Life Without Logic
By Thom McGrath on
Not too long ago, I noticed Microsoft's new windows tagline: "Life Without Walls". Right...
Let's think about this for a second. When used on TV, it looks like this:
So human beings will read this as "Windows: Life Without Walls". Okay, so without walls, what holds up the windows? There's already only a handful of things you can put windows on, and we've been told to exclude walls. So let's look at life without walls:
- Doors: Well, without walls, doors are pretty useless.
- Transportation: Okay, you can put windows on cars, planes, etc. It could be argued that these things have walls as well and thus could no longer exist in many forms, but I'd say that a boat doesn't have walls, it has a hull. I'm not going to start listing everything here, I think you get my drift.
- Ceilings: True, you can put a window on the ceiling and then hold up the ceiling with posts around the outside, like a big tent or something. Since we're not allowed walls, it's the best we're going to get.
- Floors: Okay, who on earth puts a window on the floor? If you have a window on the floor, isn't it just a window on the ceiling to whoever is below you. And if there is nothing below you, then it's just a glass hatchway to dirt, and I'm not sure it qualifies as a window.
I'm well aware I'm not the first person to pick on this slogan. I won't be the last. I'm also aware my logic is not bulletproof. It's just for fun.