1 September 2005

The Vi Editor and ‘Clippy’

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Clippy

The Microsoft Office Assistant, better known as ‘Clippy’, is a source of infinite amount of ridicule. In the beginning there were these UserFriendly.org strips where the uber hacker, Pitr, modified the vi editor so that it has ‘those annoying Microsoft paperclips’. Shockingly, once only existed in comic strips, somebody were crazy enough to make it a reality! The result is Vigor, it is vi complete with that annoying paperclips, in reality!

It is now several years after the birth of Vigor, but we still consider vi and clippy combination as fresh joke. Now, a Sun employee who had too much time on his hands created what might happen if vi had been made by Microsoft.

Information from Akhmad Fathonih.

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