Whoever is answerable for Microsoft’s Twitter account determined to tempt destiny in the present day.
“If this will get 20k likes, we’ll substitute the paperclip emoji in Microsoft 365 with Clippy,” the account tweeted. On the time of writing, stated tweet has 117K likes.
If this will get 20k likes, we’ll substitute the paperclip emoji in Microsoft 365 with Clippy. pic.twitter.com/6T8ziboguC
— Microsoft (@Microsoft) July 14, 2021
It seems prefer it’s time for Clippy’s nice comeback.
Earlier than there was Cortana, Siri, Alexa, or the Google Assistant… there was Clippy. Formally recognized (by nobody) as Clippit, Clippy was merely forward of its time, the misunderstood assistant in Workplace variations of yore. It was simply attempting its darndest that can assist you get these paperwork written.
Whereas being relegated to a easy emoji is a fall from grace from being a quasi-sentient animated assistant, I get the sensation many would possibly discover Clippy a bit extra to their liking with much less… interplay.
After all, that is all assuming the oldsters at Microsoft keep true to their phrase — however I’m gonna maintain them to it.
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