I then decided to read more about it at some of the Mac News sites. I must admit that I was suprised to hear something like this, but I laughed so hard I almost fell out of my chair when I read this over at As the Apple Turns:
And when we say “stunned the world,” believe it: faithful viewer Mike referred us to a New York Times article which describes Microsoft as the proverbial deer in the headlights yesterday: “Thursday the company appeared unprepared for the Apple-Hewlett agreement, which clearly stung Microsoft executives.”
How unprepared, you ask? So unprepared that the company actually said the deal would “limit choice and harm consumers” because it didn’t have time to realize just how butt-stupid that sounds coming from freakin’ Microsoft. (“Justice Department? What Justice Department?”)
Carly (HP’s CEO): Yeah, we thought so. Also, we don’t want them to be white.
Steve Jobs: No white?
Carly: Right. In order to match our other products, we need them to be HP Blue.
[She hands him a color swatch which matches the prototype shown at MacMinute as pointed out by faithful viewer The Professor.]
Steve: I once saw a dead body this color.
Carly: Hey, who hasn’t? That’s why it tests so well among our target market. Lastly, we want to take the Apple logo off the back and replace it with the HP logo, just so any customers not tipped off by the delicate corpse-like hue and the catchy name will be sure to understand that this is an HP product, even though all we’re doing is changing the name and the color of the plastic.