Why is Microsoft teasing Windows 1.0 on social media?

Posted July 3, 2019 by Version Museum
Updated July 24, 2019 by Version Museum

W hat is going on with Microsoft's social media accounts? Twitter and Instagram accounts for Windows are showing all sorts of retro Windows 1.0 promos. This is the kind of thing that gets us really excited here at Version Museum HQ!

In fact, the Instagram account for Windows removed all previous posts, and are now showing only stuff related to Windows 1.0. Crazy...

We recently published our article on the design history of Windows, so this is pretty timely.

Windows 1.0 came out in 1985. We're not sure what Microsoft is up to.. But it is generating buzz for them. Can't wait to see what they're up to.

Updated July 24, 2019: It is a Stranger Things promotion. It's odd though, because I watched the entire series and Microsoft wasn't mentioned once (that I noticed). There were a ton of other product placements from other huge brands. Did Microsoft get left on the cutting room floor in the show? Very possible.

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