Thursday, July 30, 2009
Everyone likes the idea of having an intelligent assistant to help lead them through complex systems tasks. Yet almost no one liked Microsoft's 'clippy' idea. The sheer obtrusiveness was part of it. It then got wound up in the whole Microsoft hatred thing. In the end a cynical view that was not useful to anyone. Lots of hours wasted. Now the idea of an AI that helps is being reworked. About time.