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The history behind Microsoft Office's Clippy

Posted on Sunday, January 04 2009 @ 21:13:24 CET by


Technologizer tells the tale of Microsoft's Clippy, you can check it out over here.
Of all the peculiar ideas that Microsoft has pursued over its almost 34 years in business, I can’t think of many that are more inexplicable than its long-standing interest in using animated characters to provide help to users of its software products–an aberration best known in the form of Clippy, the “Office Assistant” paperclip who was introduced in Office 97 and only departed the scene completely when the company released Office 2008 for the Mac a year ago.



 



 

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