Clippy not all bad?

Yesterday, at the end of my article about Fail Pets I mentioned the infamous Clippy, the most hated tech mascot of all time.


Or so we all thought. Today a student of mine mentioned that she actually liked Clippy at one point:

“I was a big Clippy fan when I was younger… He really helped in primary school, back in the days when computers were actually confusing to kids. Then you’d ask him silly questions to see what he’d respond with. It made homework slightly more fun.”

So, age-appropriate agents FTW. I guess that’s what Siri is, with her specially engineered edginess.