Microsoft’s Clippy has had a hard life. Born in Office 97, Clippy politely offered hints for using Microsoft’s Office software. Often misunderstood, you either loved or hated its soulful eyes and “Groucho eyebrows” (as Microsoft described them) when it popped up on screen to please or annoy you. While Clippy lived a rather short and eventful life until Office XP in 2001, Microsoft killed off its Office Assistant in favor of new Office features like smart tags and task panes. Clippy has been trying to find a job at Microsoft ever since, and this week it looked like the loveable paperclip was back for good.