Microsofts 2022 ugly sweater has a suggestion for you: It’s Clippy

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Microsofts 2022 ugly sweater has a suggestion for you: It’s Clippy

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  • Past years' sweater themes have included Minesweeper and Windows XP
  • I'm not always a fan of corporate whimsy—like when brands' Twitter accounts have "attitude" or when companies put together cringe-worthy April Fools' Day pranks—but I do enjoy Microsoft's now-yearly tradition of releasing ugly sweaters with retro Windows patterns printed on them. Two years ago, the patterns were MS Paint- and Windows logo-themed. Last year's pattern paid homage to Windows 3.1-era Minesweeper. And this year's brings back an old frenemy: Clippy
  • Though his days as a ubiquitous Microsoft Office mascot ended when Office 2007 was released, Clippy has found a second life as Windows 11's version of the paperclip emoji. Clippy was not, unfortunately, open-sourced along with the rest of Microsoft's emoji designs over the summer, owing to his status as a copyrighted character.
  • Clippy is the hero of the new sweaters, but there are other little Office- and Windows-themed touches, too—an old-school Windows logo on the back, the Office ruler on the top, some formatting buttons on the sleeves, and falling stacks of paper throughout.
  • The Clippy sweater is available in sizes small through 3XL and costs $75 no matter what size you get. That's a bit on the pricey side, but unlike a lot of ugly sweaters, the Clippy one does appear to be an actual knit sweater and not a sweatshirt with a pattern printed on it. As part of its promotional efforts around the sweater, Microsoft also says it will donate $100,000 to the College Success Foundation.

    There's no word on whether we can expect sweaters honoring the many other Microsoft Office Assistant designs, like the red dot or the Einstein-looking guy or the little robot. Rover, the yellow dog from Microsoft Bob and the Windows XP search dialog, is also MIA
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      Longhorn Pro wrote:
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      This Sounds Very Interesting
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