The demise of "Clippy", the MS Paperclip

C|Net's News.com ran this article confirming that Miscrosoft's Clippy has been handed its pink slip. MS has put up a mock site with Clippy's resume since it will be looking for a job. How cute, Microsoft [insert finger in mouth, follow with wretching sounds]. So why would MS axe the AI helper? Here's a quote: The campaign and a companion Web site trumpet Microsoft's forthcoming Office XP software as so easy to use that Clippy is out of a job. Hrmmmm. Or maybe, so many people were annoyed by Clippy that he was voted out like Survivor style. We'll be the judge of how easy to use Office XP turns out to be.