Alex Massie

Not Microsoft’s Finest Hour

Not Microsoft's Finest Hour
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Clippy_4 Do you use Microsoft Word? If so you'll probably remember the hideous "Clippy" who'd pop up to offer entirely unwanted, un-needed, chatty advice every time you tried to write anything .

This hideous creation must have been planted in Redmond by Steve Jobs. Or something. Anyway, "Clippy" is, mercifully, no more. All praise to James Fallows, the man responsible (at least partly) for killing the wee bugger off.

Written byAlex Massie

Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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