In what could be one of the strangest marketing ideas ever (but definitely original), Microsoft is teaming up with House Party in hopes that consumers will throw an actual real life party to celebrate the release of Windows 7.
Those interested can apply online here to host a party between October 22 and 29. Those selected can pick a theme, then upload photos and videos, chat with other hosts, blog your experience, and download fun favors all from online. And if that by itself doesn't sound enticing enough, party hosts will also get for free a special Signature Edition of Windows 7 Ultimate and a Windows 7 Party Pack.
I don't know about you, but no Windows 7 party of mine would be complete without this guy:
But OT: I dont really see how this is going to be much of a success. Surely, it's an original idea, but I think for most people it's just too much work to organize (or it's just me being lazy).
Problem is convincing 10 of your friends to go to a Windows 7 party... (hint: use beer)
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PS: Nobody is throwing any Windows 7 parties, I think they've overestimated the excitement :P