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 a reminder of the good ol' days.
Source: The Verge via Microsoft
We were again reminded of earlier times recently when Clippy came back as an animated sticker pack to Microsoft's Teams chat software. The sticker pack found its way to the Office developer GitHub page, and was freely attainable.
Sadly, his long-awaited comeback lasted a mere day before Microsoft decided Clippy should stay retired.
"Clippy has been trying to get his job back since 2001, and his brief appearance on GitHub was another attempt," a Microsoft spokesperson told The Verge. "While we appreciate the effort, we have no plans to bring Clippy to Teams."
"With new features like smart tags and Task Panes, Office XP enables people to get more out of the product than ever before. These new simplicity and ease-of-use improvements really make Clippy obsolete," Microsoft said at the time.