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GeneralClippy's lost daughter resurfaces at age 11 in Singapore ! Pin
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Even though the records are all either destroyed or falsified; even though he has been excommunicated by Sauron of Redmond; portrayed as anathema incarnate by the minions of Microsoft's vast herd of flacks and paid-off pseudo-journalists working for t-shirts and fancy conference badges; and the outline of his thin body effaced from all monuments as if he were a disgraced Pharaoh:

Yea though Clippy has become a shibboleth for user-interface designers world-wide: those of us who treasure the memories of him popping up with that endearing wriggle in Excel, and other applications, can rejoice:

Clippy's lost daughter, Inori Aizawa, the hushed-up love-child of Clippy's now "disappeared" interlude in Japan with Sailor Moon, has been found in Singapore, freed from ensorcelled durance vile in the clutches of Lord Manga, and will soon embody the fighting spirit of Internet Explorer 11.

But, wait: let her brave young voice speak for herself: [^]:

"Hey everyone! My name is Inori and you can think of me as a personification of Internet Explorer.

When I was younger, I used to be a clumsy, slow and awkward girl.

However, just like the story of ugly duckling, people told me that I have really matured and changed over the years. I feel confident in my abilities now, and I'm eager to show you what I can do."

But: the same chthonic forces of intolerance disguised as political correctness reeking of ersatz empathy that murdered Clippy [^] ... the same heinous assassins who created the game that directly led to Clippy's death: [^] are still at large !

We need to rally to make sure Inori is protected, nurtured through her larval stage, and ... it's obvious, looking at her swollen saucer-eyes from years living in the absolute darkness of bewitchment: she needs medical, and very likely prolonged psychiatric, care.

Oh, yes, you may be saying: "What can I ... such a small cog among vast infernal wheels rotating with monstrous energies ... do that will make a difference, given the virtual omnipotence of the forces at play in the fields of silicon in the era of small form-factor devices where skeuomorphism and chrome are out, and rectangles and literality are in ?"

Perhaps Inori will tell us.
"What Turing gave us for the first time (and without Turing you just couldn't do any of this) is he gave us a way of thinking about and taking seriously and thinking in a disciplined way about phenomena that have, as I like to say, trillions of moving parts.

Until the late 20th century, nobody knew how to take seriously a machine with a trillion moving parts. It's just mind-boggling." Daniel C. Dennett

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