TIL from this article:
- Clippy’s actual name is “Clipit”
- everyone hated Clippy, right from the start
- women hated Clippy the most.
The latter is apparently because women read Clippy as “too male” and “leering”. The male engineers who were in charge of reviewing this feedback decided they “didn’t see it”, and thus the women were wrong.
This is where sexism in tech gets us, people.