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In article ORG -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com, bmcclain -at- ibss -dot- net ("Bill McClain") writes:
>Tom Johnson <johnsont -at- starcutter -dot- com> wrote:
>| Just read this in the NY Times. Clippy is about to become one of the=20
>| dot.com unemployed.=20
>I'm one of the few people I know who liked that darn paperclip and its
>pals (the Einstein clone, the robot, etc.) -- but then, I liked Jar Jar
>Binks, so there's no accounting for tastes.
>I actually found the animation *helpful* because I use a two-monitor
>setup and, with all that screen area, it was convenient to have Clippy
>going thru his gyrations to get my attention when an alert box popped up
>that I otherwise might have overlooked.
I was at a presentation by Jared Spool a couple of years
ago at STC where he said that Microsoft had actually gotten
letters demanding that they get rid of Clippy because its
gyrations were obscene :->
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