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Microsoft reanimates corpse of maligned Office Assistant "Clippy" to help Teams compete with Slack

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FunkyMike    1,874

The paperclip that everybody loves to hate is back as a sticker for Microsoft Teams, Redmond's answer to other collaboration giants.


...introduced in Microsoft Office 1997. The assistant concept was the result of a "tragic misunderstanding of a truly profound bit of scientific research" into how humans interact with computers, prompting Microsoft to attempt anthropomorphizing the experience of computing, to prevent users from-among other things-reacting violently by hitting a computer when it does not perform as expected.



Now, the Microsoft Office team has revived Clippy as an app to provide animated Clippy stickers in chats in Microsoft Teams, the Slack competitor bundled with Microsoft Office 365. 





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