by C. Douglas Golden, Conservative Tribune
Is Microsoft trying to rehabilitate the image of Clippy?
Sure, the hypercaffeinated anthropomorphic paperclip designed to “assist” you in your writing may have been the worst addition to Microsoft Office ever. “Hi! It looks like you’re writing a breakup letter! Can I help you with some reasons why your significant other might not be the one for you?”
That digital irritant may have been removed from the program over a decade ago, but it still represents a nadir in Microsoft Word development.
I’m not sure anything can replace that stupid paperclip, but according to the business magazine Fast Company, Microsoft is rolling out a series of features called “Ideas in Word” to help users with their writing — and one of those features will have to do with whether your writing is sufficiently woke.
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