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15 Years of Microsoft Bob

March 29th, 2010 03:21 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

harrymcc writes “Microsoft Bob–still synonymous in the tech industry with “embarrassing flop”–shipped fifteen years ago this week, on March 31st, 1995. When the Windows interface featuring animated cartoon helpers was announced it was hyped to the heavens and briefly accepted as a breakthrough that showed where software was going. Instead, dismal reviews and poor sales killed it after only a year on the market. At Technologizer, we’re marking the anniversary with a complete look at how it came to be and why it failed so resoundingly–and how Microsoft tried again with Office’s “Clippy” and other attempts to revive the basic idea.”

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