We are probably showing our age a bit here, but Clippy was an integral part of our childhoods. Microsoft knew that we were feeling a bit nostalgic, so they decided to make an interesting deal.
They went on Twitter and said that if their post got 20K likes, they would bring Clippy back (sort of).
If this gets 20k likes, we’ll replace the paperclip emoji in Microsoft 365 with Clippy. pic.twitter.com/6T8ziboguC
— Microsoft (@Microsoft) July 14, 2021
Twitter rose to the occasion immediately. They obliterated this goal, giving the picture nearly 200,000 likes by the time it was all said and done.
Microsoft will be following through with its promise by replacing the paperclip emoji in Microsoft 265 with Clippy.
“Last, but not least, we had to use this opportunity to make a change that only we could truly make—so long flat, standard paperclip, and hello Clippy!” said Claire Anderson, Microsoft’s art director, according to Medium.
“Sure, we may use fewer paper clips today than we did in Clippy’s heyday, but we couldn’t resist the nostalgic pull,” she continued. We can’t lie, we felt quite the nostalgic tug, too. It reminded us of our days in the computer lab back when the idea of everyone having their own personal computer seemed insane.
Clippy is also thought to be a small part of a much larger overhaul that is taking place at Microsoft. They are going to be offering up all sorts of new emojis and we cannot wait to see what they are.SKM: below-content placeholder