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Chinese Grandma Tries to Shut Down a Microsoft Event, Then Things Get Ugly

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To kick off Surface, Microsoft held big launch events in China. At the midnight event in Beijing, there were dancers, loud music, and one pissed off grandma. That's when things got ugly.

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According to Sina, the noise was apparently keeping her grandchildren awake—a problem since the next day was a schoolday. So the grandma and the grandpa decided to do more than complain: grandma got on stage and tried to shut the whole event down. That's when staff dragged the old lady off stage. You can also see the grandfather (in red) being pulled off stage, too.

A new type of computing. Surface. A new type of launch event. Manhandling old people.

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You can see how the whole thing played out in the above video, courtesy of Youku.

Read sister site Gizmodo's Surface review right here.

Surface首发扰民 老人上台抗议被保安推倒在地 [Sina via 36kr via MIC]

(Top photo: Sina Weibo)


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So I guess this took place at night. Microsoft should have really thought about this and held this event earlier. People don't need to have their sleep disturbed for a product launch, that is pretty rude.