Remembering Microsoft Bob

Harry McCracken, writing for Technologizer, provides a nice overview of the history and legacy of Microsoft Bob, the daring yet doomed computerized personal assistant.

According to the article, Bob was born out of desire to eliminate the manual necessary to use Microsoft Publisher, but by the time Bob shipped, it had a much larger role. And, ironically, came with 29 pages of documentation, as well as an optional 219 supporting book.

See also: Clippy's Smile.

Posted: March 29, 2010 link to this item, Tweet this item, respond to this item