What you need to know
- Microsoft Teams has a Feedback portal where people can request useful items as well as Clippy inclusivity.
- Microsoft has decided to focus on the Clippy initiatives by bringing the famous paperclip to Teams as a sticker pack.
- This is, once again, proof that our actions have consequences.
Clippy, once exiled by Microsoft for being a pain in everyone's neck — a little metal thorn in everyone's side — has been having a years-long comeback tour. Redmond has made him a wallpaper star as well as a literal icon, and time and time again sees fit to reference his existence. Now, Clippy is taking his fame's resurgence to the Microsoft Teams arena via a sticker pack.
As of October 28, 2021, Microsoft confirmed (opens in new tab) Clippy's sticker pack is hitting Teams.
Whether you're a fan of Clippy or can't stand the guy, it doesn't matter: In the meme era we live in, the googly-eyed Word document haunter appears to be here to stay. You will be able to use him in a variety of contexts with his sticker pack: Perhaps you want to spam Clippy holding coffee while looking groggy, or have him happily typing away on what we can only assume is a Surface Laptop Studio.
This is far from Clippy's first foray into the land of Teams. For example, he's appeared on the communications platform as a background. The sticker pack is just a reminder that he's expanding his turf.
Robert Carnevale is the News Editor for Windows Central. He's a big fan of Kinect (it lives on in his heart), Sonic the Hedgehog, and the legendary intersection of those two titans, Sonic Free Riders. He is the author of Cold War 2395. Have a useful tip? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Hail Clippy!
The one true king of MSFT.
Yay Clippy! Nicely rolling with the punches.
More often than not, Clippy was about as annoying as a helpful bot could be. But once in a while, I had to say "thanks, little guy."
Personally, I always loved Clippy; by far better than other characters available at the time.
Fire Nadella, hire Clippy as new CEO.
So will this be Cortana's fate in 20 years?
Given the number of independent companies making body pillows of her, I'd say we're lucky if meme wallpaper/sticker relegation is the lasting memory.
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