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Microsoft is taking a trip down memory lane and it is inviting you along for the stroll, with some nifty new background options for its Teams software. One of the background options is of Clippy, the "true OG virtual assistant" that predates today's fancy-pants AI assistants like Siri, Alexa, Google Assistant, and the rest (we can throw Bixby into the mix). Clippy first debuted in Microsoft Office in 1997. It would have been hard to imagine two and a half decades ago ever being enamored by the cheerful paperclip that was always all-too-eager to help, whether you wanted its suggestions or not. But in the years that have passed, Clippy has become a sort of cult icon in geek nostalgia. "Whether... Read more...
Every wonder where paperclips end up when they disappear from your desk, only be to lost and forgotten over time? I imagine it is a sad existence. Clippy, Microsoft's love-to-hate Office assistant from yesteryear, knows that well. After being retired for more than two decades, and forgotten by many (and never known to others), Clippy made a comeback, only for the Microsoft to fling it out of view again. If you have been using computers for a bit, you undoubtedly remember the cheeky assistant. Clippy was always all-too-happy to offer up help, and at times a bit too eager, based on what you were doing in an Office document. While quick to annoy at the time, in a weird way, Clippy has now become... Read more...