Microsoft Threatens To Resurrect Its Office Assistant Clippy

Jul 14, 2021 17:06

Microsoft threatens to resurrect Clippy as an Office emoji
- The Verge (@verge) July 14, 2021

Microsoft announced on Wednesday that it would revive its controversial office assistant - Clippy - as a replacement emoji for the paperclip in Office 365. A message on Twitter asked followers to like the tweet 20,000 times to make it happen, and the number was easily surpassed within an hour or so.

Originally bundled with Office 97, Clippy’s intent was to pop up and help users navigate through its software programs such as Word or Excel. Instead, Clippy proved to be distracting and annoying to many.

4 years after his debut, he was officially retired.

[The Tweet]
If this gets 20k likes, we’ll replace the paperclip emoji in Microsoft 365 with Clippy.
- Microsoft (@Microsoft) July 14, 2021

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