Forwarded by a colleague at work--I don't know who wrote it, nor can I
vouch for its veracity, but there does seem to be a certain justice to
"The classically-minded among us may have noted a new TV ad
for Microsoft's Internet Explorer e-mail program which uses the
musical theme of the 'Confutatis Maledictis' from Mozart's Requiem.
'Where do you want to go today?' is the cheery line on the screen.
Meanwhile, the chorus sings 'Confutatis maledictis, flammis acribus
addictis,' which translates to 'The damned and accursed are convicted
(consigned?--Bill H.) to flames of hell.' Good to know that Microsoft
does its research..."
Bill H., having a hard enough time with MS "Notlook".
[This was part of the original ad campaign for Windows 95. They ran it
for about six months, and at the time the net was abuzz with discussion
on their interesting choice of music. -Dave]