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Microsoft’s Got It, For A Good Time

Okay, unless you slept through 1982, you know Jenny, right? And you know her number: 867-5309. If you don’t, a refresher course:

Man, that song actually sounds better in my head than when Tommy Tutone sings it. Over-enunciating 80s rockers. And he really makes Steve Gutenberg look like a hottie. Hell, I bet even Gutenberg coculd sing this song better.

Anyway, I was looking through the Wikipedia page on the song (don’t ask!) and I found out that Microsoft’s WebTV has a little Easter Egg reference to the song. “Typing 8675309 on Microsoft WebTV (such as the original EchoStar DishPlayer), UltimateTV and newer MSN TV 2 units when in off/standby mode would cause them to call home to download Microsoft TV software.” A few Apple Mac OS X print ads also featured the fabled number, this time in the calculator.

I don’t know, I like seeing the number, even if the song only holds up in my memory.

June 25th, 2007 Posted by Nathan Weinberg | Humor | no comments



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