Thursday, June 21, 2012

Best Buy: Innovators

I've been meaning to post this commercial for quite some time, but for whatever reason I just haven't had the time.  Anyways, I'm sure your familiar with this one, but Best Buy produced this commercial that originally aired during the Super Bowl (I think), and it features some of the worlds leading innovators.  Now, I thought this commercial was pretty cool all around.  I mean, I've never seen the person who invented the camera phone, or, even the person who invented SMS.  That right there is pretty cool.  On the other hand, what this post is going to gear towards, is that it bothers me that this commercial features the two guys who invented "Words with Friends."  Are you serious?  First of all, you invented a mobile version of a game called "SCRABBLE" that was originally created in 1948!!  How on earth do you classify that as an innovator?  Granted, Mr. Bettner has worked on some high profile games in the past, but to be included in this spot is just a little ridiculous.  Anyhow, I've wanted to voice that for a while now.  Let me know what you think!

~Until Next Time~

1 comment:

  1. I think this was only in there to take a dig at the Baldwin/American Airlines story a few months back.  I actually greatyl enjoy the joke, but I have to agree that it's out of place in that ad.  From a personal standpoint: the issue of device user vs FAA regulations is a pretty serious one that no one seems to want to tackle. The limited science behind that regulation is very frustrating.