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Microsoft's Office assistant Clippy was never well received. One reason behind this was that Clippy was leering, and too male-looking. But, as you've probably guessed, the feedback was ignored.
Microsoft's unofficial mascot, Clippy, is a hero on campus and (secretly) in our hearts. It was once the hated personal assistant that didn't learn, now a bit of an icon, and I got to become Clippy.
Facebook has unveiled a range of new privacy features, presented by a new digital mascot - a blue dinosaur, unofficially known as the 'Zuckasaurus' - that really wants to help you manage your privacy.
The developer preview version of Windows Phone 8.1 has a cool Easter egg where the infamous Clippy logo pops up when users ask the Cortana digital assistant a question about him.
Microsoft has brought Clippy back to life for a limited time at Office Online, and Microsoft has even unveiled a physical version of Clippy available at stores around the world.
Microsoft has posted up a brief video tour of the company's archives, which shows off some truly historical items as well as some odd props like a life-sized Clippy costume.
The recently premiered JOBS movie has fallen flat with some critics and fans. Wouldn't it be great to see a similar movie based upon Apple's biggest competitor, Microsoft? The wait is over.