Miel just announced that he will be working for Microsoft as a enthusiast envangelist. ‘Technology evangelist’ I’d heard about but how does one evangelize enthusiasm? I did a simple Google search on the term and up came Benjamin Gauthey, his French counterpart.
OK, they’re both talented guys, I have no doubt about that, but it’s obvious that Microsoft also took some esthetic criteria into account. I think Steve Ballmer thought: let’s steal back some of that female marketshare from Apple. So expect in the future:
- the Coolz0r Macho Mouse (with authentic stubble and force feedback)
- Office 2007 “Female Student edition” (with the special “Miel at the Gym” clip-art collection and the here-let-coolz0r-do-that-for-you-honey blogging wizard)
- Windows Vista “Cool Premium” Edition (with instruction-DVD by Miel and a ‘slow mode’ for blondes)
In any case: I wish Miel fascinating times at Microsoft!