Every time I see those damn Microsoft Office dinosaur ads my blood boils. I paid a lot of money for my new copies of Office97 Professional and Developer's Edition, as well as Office XP Developers Edition. They both work fine on the machines I installed them on. The advertised ones don't work; none of my customers have them either, mainly because their hardware still runs Windows 98SE.
Microsoft was delighted to sell me these products when they were released. Now they want to insult me by saying that they sold me a dinosaur. What a bunch of arrogant, manipulative money grabbers! When did they forget that "the customer is always right"?
I don't recall seeing a "sell by" date on the package. Yet every time I get a fatal error on Access97 I get the wonderful error screen shown below. Perhaps they should put that in their advertising.
And don't insult your customers by implying that they hit the wrong button. They didn't decide on the default placement of the buttons, did they?