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Ode to a paperclip
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Written by MONKEYMAN   
Saturday, 10 February 2007 08:28

From Appscout:

"The lights dim. Roll film. The music starts gently at first--it's Boyz II Men's "End of the Road," possibly, or perhaps Joni Mitchell's "Big Yellow Taxi." The film is a montage, candid moments from a life caught on film. Young Clippy is being brought home from the hospital, in a box alongside the other paperclips in his litter. Now there's his first head scratch and his first screen tap. Next it's little Clippy looking sleepy. He's had a long day helping out confused Office users. There's the time he rode the paper airplane away from Outlook. Wasn't that exciting? He's such a brave little Office Assistant. Look, there he is with all of his friends. Doesn't he look happy? There's the Albert Einstein looking guy, and the dog, and the wizard. Is that Will Shakespeare? The last scene is a still photo of Clippy standing proudly on his prized piece of notebook paper. The dates "1997-2007" appear, and then simply, the words "Goodbye Clippy." The place is packed. There's not a dry eye in the house. Tux the Linux penguin and Sonic the Hedgehog are seated in the front row, holding hands, bawling their eyes out."

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