Microsoft briefly revived beloved mascot Clippy before 'brand police' swiftly killed him off again

Mail Online | 3/22/2019 | James Pero For The Dailymail
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In the 1993 classic film 'The Sandlot,' the specter of Major League Baseball star and pop icon, Babe Ruth, famously opines, 'Heroes get remembered, but legends never die.'

For 'Clippy,' Microsoft's famed, or in some cases, infamous, virtual assistant, both suppositions of Ruth's adage in the 90's hit turned out to be true.

Week - Dormancy - Clippy - Appearance - Sticker

This week, after a prolonged dormancy, Clippy made an appearance in a sticker pack for Microsoft's unified communications platform, Teams, and then later in the company's official Github page for Office developer.

But just as easily as Microsoft brought the virtual personality back, the company's marketing department took it away almost immediately.

Report - Verge - Clippy - Locations - Day

According to a report from The Verge, Clippy disappeared from both locations just a day after being introduced at the behest of what one source called the 'brand police.'

'Clippy has been trying to get his job back since 2001, and his brief appearance on GitHub was another attempt,' a Microsoft spokesperson told The Verge in a statement.

Effort - Plans - Clippy - Teams

'While we appreciate the effort, we have no plans to bring Clippy to Teams.'

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