Julie Larson-Green explains why Clippy was ahead of its time and Cortana is the future

Microsoft’s Cortana personal digital assistant isn’t the company’s first attempt at offering customers a digital helping hand. Many moons ago, back when Microsoft Office was Windows-only and numbered in two digits (specifically, Office 97), the company introduce a much earlier and far less intelligent bot, Clippit. Universally panned as annoying and intrusive, “Clippy,” as the tool was more commonly called, was unceremoniously killed off in future versions of Office. Business Insider spent some time talking to Julie Larson-Green, Microsoft Office’s Chief Experience Officer, was the one responsible for executing Clippy and tossing away the remains. According to Larson-Green speaking in a very understated tone: –> ]]> We were just ahead of our time with the technology. That’s perhaps an understatement, as Business Insider points out, because Clippy’s repertoire was exceedingly…


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