Darryl misses Clippy

Darryl Misses Clippy

I felt a tinge of geek nostalgia last week while watching The Office Season 7 finale, Search Committee.

When Darryl is told that he will need to supply a resume as part of his application for branch manager, he calls customer support: “Yes, there used to be a paper clip that would pop up and say, ‘Looks like you are writing a letter or resume. Would you like help?’ I believe his name was… Clippy.’

For those of you too young to remember, Clippy was a real (albeit annoying) onscreen assistant introduced in Microsoft products in the late 1990s. Dunder Mifflin needs to update its software!


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