あの新しいPCガイは何者よ?

あの新しいPCガイは何者よ? 1

マイクロソフトの新CM「I'm a PC」に出てくるPCガイのショーン・シラー(Sean Siler)って...いったい何者なんでしょうね?

いやいや、オフにiPhoneいじってるアップルCMの似非PCガイ、ジョン・ホッジマンじゃなくて。MS版CMの最初に出てくるおじさん=写真=の話です。

もちろん、知りたいですよね!

実はあの新CM。幸い彼のメールアドレスがばっちり出てくるんです。「sean@windows.com」。誰でもメールできます。でもギズ探知圏内のブロゴスフィアで一番行動が早かったのはSatish Kanwarさんで、自動返信で返ってきた返事をすかさず全文ブログに貼りました。

なんか「レニア山に山登りに出掛けてるか、スイスのビーチバレーボールチームとヨーロッパ自転車旅行中なんで返事できない」そうですよ? どこまで本当なものやら...。

みんなもメールすると返事がポンと返ってくるはずなので今さら貼るまでもないですけど、読者のみなさまの貴重な10秒のために全文、英文のままはっときましょう。

  

Hello! I'm a PC - and I can't answer your email right now. I'd like to say that I'm out climbing Mt. Rainier or biking across Europe with the Swedish Beach Volleyball Team, but in fact I'm probably just chained to a desk somewhere in the depths of Redmond pounding out product specifications.

Now that I have been in a commercial, Microsoft has given me access to super-secret "BillyG" level of executive resources. That's right - I have my own email auto-responder!

This, as you have probably surmised, is my pre-prepared auto-response (All natural, no filler. No animals were harmed in the making of this response. Except for a ferret.) I really would like to have answered you myself, but if I did, (a) I'd probably get no work done, and (b) then I'd get fired, and (c) then I'd have no chance of doing any more of those really awesome commercials.

So let me try to prognosticate a few of your questions and answer a few of them.

Why did they put you on TV?

I think it's my devastating good-looks and animal magnetism. No, really - there's a ferret stuck to my leg right now.

But really - you aren't even an actor!

No I'm not. But I play one on TV. I really am a Microsoft Program Manager. I work on IPv6, and other things that you haven't heard of.

How did you get selected?

I auditioned along with a couple of hundred others. I guess I looked very Engineery. And the ferret probably helped.

Are you interested in more acting?

Oh no, I think that Engineering is MUCH more fun.

What's with Windows Vista?

< sigh >You've been watching those commercials again, haven't you? Windows Vista rocks. Listen to real users, not actors.

-The Real PC, Sean Siler

ん? 訳者に届いたのとちょいと違いますね。こっちのは< sigh >とか入ってるぞ。...さては自転車旅行しながらアップデートしてる!?

[via crunchgear]

Mark Wilson(原文/訳:satomi)

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