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Re: What if the Matrix ran under Windows ?

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____/ owl on Tuesday 11 November 2008 02:11 : \____

> Homer <usenet@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Verily I say unto thee, that Terry Porter spake thusly:
>>> A bit of light relief, and a very well done film :-
>>> http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2008/11/what_if_the_matrix_ran_on_windows-2.html
>> Hilarious and true.
>> The ending was pretty good too, "Ubuntu? I'm going to learn ... Ubuntu?"
> The whole thing was funny as hell, but Neo bending Clippy was a
> masterstroke.

Clippy was malware [2] and it had to go, but Microsoft brought [1] it back and
patented it [3]. It's actually a good patent, ensuring that nobody will put a
digital brat in charge of non-Microsoft programs.

[1] The horrible history of Clippy

,----[ Quote ]
| Born again: Clippy returns to haunt Office XP
| Rumours of Clippy's demise were premature, it seems. Now, just when you 
| thought it was safe to return to Office, Microsoft resurrects the infamous 
| paperclip [01 Jun 2001]  


[2] Microsoft and the Clippy of death

,----[ Quote ]
| Microsoft has issued five new critical security bulletins, offering
| patches for 14 vulnerabilities in Windows products, including one
| that could allow the much-derided Clippy software assistant to take
| full control of a PC on behalf of a bad guy.


[3] Has Microsoft Patented A Successor To Clippy?

,----[ Quote ]
| Remember Microsoft's Clippy, the annoying animated assistant featured
| in Office, until it was retired in 2004? Like most people, I found
| Clippy variously unnerving, obnoxious, and superfluous.


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