The Secret Origins of Clippy: Microsoft’s Bizarre Animated Character Patents

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Real World Interface Patent

Software Platform Having a Real World Interface With Animated Characters

Filed June 19th, 1997

This is a remnant of the Microsoft Bob interface, in a patent filed a couple of years after Bob had been laughed off the market. Those that do not remember software mistakes, it seems, are condemned to repeat them.

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