Remember Clippy? Microsoft's classic computer assistant might be making a comeback soon
If you have used a Microsoft PC in the 90s and early 2000s, you will surely remember the computer assistant that popped up on your screen every time you opened MS Word, Excel, or Powerpoint.
Clippy, the paperclip assistant, would be on the screen with pop-up messages and a text box where users could enter a query.
If you were about to click on something, Clippy would give you a piece of computing advice or open a clickable guide for you to read.
The advice from Clippy was a little misguided at times and many users felt like the assistant was being forced on them.
Clippy was eventually removed from Microsoft Windows and MS office sometime during the mid-2000s.
But now, Microsoft has indicated that the assistant might be making a comeback.
In a recent Twitter post, the company wrote they will be replacing the paperclip emoji in Microsoft 365 with Clippy if the image in the tweet got 20,000 likes.
Clippy's comeback may happen soon as the tweet garnered more than 1.06 lakh likes.
The tweet went viral and sparked loads of nostalgia among users of older versions of MS Office.
A user wrote, "Bring the lil dude back in Windows 11 for real! Clippy should replace Cortana.
“Make clippy avaliable throughout the entire OS , i want to see clippy on my desktop asking me if I would like to organise my desktop icons today .. or he can pop up when browser goes offline offering to pop up again when my WiFi connects :) ... pretty please” wrote another.
"If we don't achieve this, I am going to use notepad for the rest of my life," quipped a third user.
"Clippy must be so excited. Good thing he literally holds things together" wrote Aaron Wiener