Microsoft is selling an “ugly sweater” with the image of Clippy, the trombone assistant

Despite its prohibitive price (74 euros), the sweater is already sold out.

True traditions in the US – albeit in decline – the season of “ugly sweaters” is fast approaching. For the year-end celebration, it’s up to whoever will wear the most kitschy, cheesy sweater… in a word: ugly.”

And Microsoft has decided to offer its vision of the ugly sweater with a version in the company’s colors. On a blue and green background we find the famous Clippy, the paperclip assistant that was part of Microsoft Office from 1977 to 2003.

Clippy and her ugly sweater
Clippy and her ugly sweater © Microsoft

And the clothes were literally ripped off despite a salty price (73.95 euros): it is simply sold out in all sizes. Microsoft, however, specifies that the sale will go to support the College Success Foundation, which helps low-income students access and succeed in college.

A way to make a nice gesture and remember with nostalgia the existence of the paper clip, which was supposed to answer all the questions of Office users.

A return of Clippy?

He could also make a comeback. At least that was Microsoft’s promise in a Twitter post last year. If it reached 20,000 likes, Clippy would make a comeback.

The post currently has 166,000 likes, but no sign of Clippy apart from the ugly sweater.

Thomas LeRoy Journalist BFM Business

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