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Welcome to Microsoft Pri0: That's Microspeak for top priority, and that's the news and observations you'll find here from Seattle Times technology reporter Matt Day.

January 15, 2010 at 9:45 AM

“30 Rock” makes a Microsoft Windows joke; Tablet PCs on “Project Runway”

I was watching “30 Rock” on NBC last night and a Microsoft Windows joke popped up. Not just any Windows either — Windows 95.

The episode was “Black Light Attack,” and Jenna was cast in “Gosspi Girl” as a mother dying of old age. As she lies dying on the couch with her daughter standing over her, Jenna says, “I’ve lived a full life. Oh, the things I”ve seen. The first Clinton administration. The Nagano Olympics. Microsoft Windows 95.”

Here is the episode. The joke happens at the 19:18 mark:

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Then on the Season 7 premier of “Project Runway” on Lifetime, Hewlett-Packard busted out with Tablet PCs for all the designers. Tim Gunn encouraged the designers to use the touchscreen laptops to sketch on, but it is optional for them to use. The winner of the season will receive $50,000 from HP and Intel to launch a business. The tablets on the show are HP Touchsmart tm2s and they run Windows 7.

(Photo: Hewlett-Packard)

If you have another hour to blow, check out the “Secret Santa” episode of “30 Rock,” when Jack discovers a high school crush on a social network called YouFace. Here is that episode:

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