March 24, 2019

Long Live Clippy

I couldn’t help writing about a story The Verge recently wrote about the introduction of Clippy animated images and then the subsequent removal of them in the Microsoft Teams communication platform. How many more indignities does the poor paperclip need to endure at the hands of its creator? It was clear that the developers at Microsoft just wanted to relive some of the glory days of Microsoft Office and let some of us office workers do the same. Why their brand people had to go shutdown such a glorious resurrection of the world’s most annoying paperclip is beyond me.

For anyone that would like to join the effort to push Microsoft to bring back the Clippy stickers in the Microsoft for Teams platform, you can go and upvote the request on the Microsoft Support site.