Microsoft Threatens To Resurrect Its Office Assistant Clippy

Jul 14, 2021 17:06



Microsoft threatens to resurrect Clippy as an Office emoji https://t.co/bWNDgLVW2k pic.twitter.com/4mnnMPP8ug
- 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 ( Read more... )

nostalgia, 1990s, computers and technology, 2000s

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rhapsodeeinblue July 15 2021, 00:06:53 UTC
I loved Clippy lol.

Does anyone else remember that they had other characters too? My faves were a dog and a wizard.

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sandstorm July 15 2021, 00:08:23 UTC
They did! I remember Speaker.

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gillenvillain July 15 2021, 00:10:53 UTC
I feel old

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jellycar July 15 2021, 00:13:00 UTC
yesss the cat always scratched my homework wtf

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frejasface July 15 2021, 00:07:46 UTC

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CHOOSE YOUR FIGHTER sandstorm July 15 2021, 00:11:46 UTC
Re: CHOOSE YOUR FIGHTER mwffj July 15 2021, 01:11:32 UTC
Good god, I had no idea all of this was buried in my brain!

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Re: CHOOSE YOUR FIGHTER sandstorm July 15 2021, 01:24:58 UTC
That's not even all of them BUT I Think these may have been Microsoft Bob exclusive @7:14

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Re: CHOOSE YOUR FIGHTER shineitonme July 15 2021, 01:33:41 UTC
omg I remember using either the cat and dog one because it was so cute how the paws were on the screen

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chuckisfuckis July 15 2021, 00:11:53 UTC
Let this bully bitch stay dead

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ohwutevernvm July 15 2021, 00:12:47 UTC
Lol what the fuck. Why? It’s taking up too much space and everything else

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sandstorm July 15 2021, 00:14:46 UTC
lbr they're taking the source code straight from 2003.

I wouldn't be surprised if the code has been buried in each version of Windows ever since, but since no one really buys Word anyomre (You can use it for free online stripped down), they haven't activated Sleeper Agent Clippy.

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babydontsweat July 15 2021, 00:15:47 UTC
didn't know you can use the office apps free online! I was about to dip for the $150 one time purchase bullshit. thank you! and yeah I miss clippy to be honest

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maidenhell July 15 2021, 00:26:12 UTC
I just bought it a few weeks ago : ( Damnit.

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