Mr Paperclip we hate you

Found this by accident.

I don’t know anybody who likes the Microsoft painful pop-up paperclip that wants to help me. Even my 12 year old son can’t stand it.

This little video clip sums up my reaction very well. *Not safe for work – uses the F word*

Mr Clippy and his pals are really good examples of software that tries to be too clever and gets in the way. We need help systems that let us solve a problem, when we have a problem, and only when we have the problem. Gratuitously popping up and disrupting us is just plain rude.


In the build up to the release of Office 2003, where they ditched Clippy and his mates altogether, there were some flash movies of Clippy trying to find a new job. The best bit about them was that it was Microsoft making fun of themselves!! Clippy’s voice was done by the guy who did the parrot in Disney’s Aladdin…it was absolutely perfect!!

Comment by tfs | May 7th, 2006 10:14 am | Permalink

i hear ya! that paperclip shits me too! i just want to straighten it, then bend it until it snaps! dirty paperclip!

Comment by Tim | May 7th, 2006 8:37 pm | Permalink

Oh my god I hate that dumb little paperclip I wish it was never invented I just hate it so much it makes me so agro microsoft… made a big mistake with that paperclip!!

Comment by Hayley | June 24th, 2006 10:26 pm | Permalink

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