MasterPie said:wkempf said:*snip*
Not that this side dicussion matters at all, but I don't think that's Microsoft being cool. I'd say that's just people being genuinely excited about a product. In a sense, the product was cool, as were Furbys, tamagochis, and the latest super soaker (I don't think people camped out at midnight because it was a Bandai product).
Then again, I was a mere lad back then, and thus, I have no idea about what people's perceptions were of MS.
It wasn't "cool" like Apple is today, but then, what company ever has been? Apple's/Job's RDF is something quite unique. And scary.