Microsoft's Kin was an absolute embarrassment for the Redmond company, even by the low standards of Microsoft phones. The mobile device -- marketed to teens who weren't smart enough to realize they could buy an iPhone for less money -- was pulled from stores after only six weeks. But in the afterlife, the Kin has at least managed to do one good deed: it saved a celebrity from the indignity of a missed flight.
Our story focuses on Questlove, noted afro pick enthusiast and the drummer for The Roots, a band that used to be the greatest hip-hop band in the world before it became known as that group that plays on Jimmy Fallon's show.
Anyway, Mr. Love was running late for a flight when he pulled out the "Do you know who I am?" card to a not-having-it ticket agent. The agent was not, in fact, familiar with Quest's body of work. Until, that is, a handful of fellow passengers came over to request a photo.
Suddenly a light bulb went on over the ticket agent's head. "Didn't I see you in that commercial for that phone no one bought?"With that, the drummer got the kind of treatment the rest of us schlubs can only dream of and was able to make his flight.
Or this is all a bullshit viral marketing scheme to resurrect the Kin. Whatever. YA GOTTA LEARN TO LET GO, MICROSOFT.