The What-If-Microsoft-Did-The-iPod-Box video done by Microsoft

Microsoft spokesman Tom Pilla on Tuesday confirmed with iPod Observer that his company initiated the creation of the iPod packaging parody video that was first reported last month. “It was an internal-only video clip commissioned by our packaging [team] to humorously highlight the challenges we have faced RE: packaging and to educate marketers here about the pitfalls of packaging/branding,” he said via e-mail.

I originally mentioned the video here, but that version of the video has gone away, and you can now find the video here.