sensitive. skybil.

Another day, another G-chat war.

And of course, Greg’s interest was piqued.. [from Skybil’s Facebook wall]

Via email:
From: Greg
To: Skybil
Subject: Howdy

PS, Clippy?

From: Skybil
To: Greg
Subject: Re: Howdy

D ana is tormenting me about her “best office prank ever.” She installed a fake Microsoft ‘clippy’ character on my computer and it would pop up every five seconds to say things like: I see that you have internet explorer on your computer. You can use that to search for things on the Internet.

After about 10 minutes of this, I completely lost my mind!

From: Greg
To: Skybil
Subject: Re: Howdy

That made me laugh so hard I think I’m going to explode.


Yeah, Skybil’s still a little sensitive about the whole Clippy incident. Which has enjoyed a new resurgence of life in the newsroom, as it has been requested out of popular demand today. You can download your own copy here. And btw, it’s much more effective when stealth-installed on some unassuming technology illiterate challenged journalist type’s computer. Like, Skybil.

A sampling of Clippy quotes:
– It appears you are connected to the Internet.
– I see that you have been using your mouse.
– Your computer seems to be turned on.
– Your productivity has been decreasing lately. I hope everything is ok.
– Your posture seems to be degrading, please reposition yourself now.
– Background processing has rated your typing speed to be below normal.
– Would you like me to go away?
– I noticed you have Internet Explorer installed on your system. You can use that to find things on the Internet.

And look, Skybil already has her next Halloween costume in the works:

Insert Skybil here

Long live Clippy!


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