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Mar 10
Microsoft Word Paper Clip, One of The 50 Worst Inventions
"It looks like you’re writing a letter. Would you like help?" No  question drew more ire from Microsoft Office users than Clippy’s snappy  opener. The assumption-prone office assistant made its debut in  Microsoft Office 97 as an acrobatic virtual paper clip ready to help  complete any task. The only problem was that Clippy had trouble holding  its tongue. As soon as the word Dear hit the page, it burst into  letter-writing mode, ready to help structure a person’s most private  thoughts. Clippy no longer stars in a lead role for the word-processing  program, mainly because of its obsession with bouncing on users’  documents and the fact that, well, nobody seems to write letters  anymore."
via Time

Microsoft Word Paper Clip, One of The 50 Worst Inventions

"It looks like you’re writing a letter. Would you like help?" No question drew more ire from Microsoft Office users than Clippy’s snappy opener. The assumption-prone office assistant made its debut in Microsoft Office 97 as an acrobatic virtual paper clip ready to help complete any task. The only problem was that Clippy had trouble holding its tongue. As soon as the word Dear hit the page, it burst into letter-writing mode, ready to help structure a person’s most private thoughts. Clippy no longer stars in a lead role for the word-processing program, mainly because of its obsession with bouncing on users’ documents and the fact that, well, nobody seems to write letters anymore."

via Time


Feb 14

Radford Wallis, 80 & 100 Victoria Street Division of Space Installation

"Property developer Land Securities had a conundrum. It needed to divide up a vast floor space in London so that agents could show prospective tenants that there were four clear and distinct areas for office space.

Award-winning, multi-disciplinary design studio Radford Wallis is known for their intelligent, witty and engaging work. Tasked with coming up with a solution for Land Securities, they went outside-the-box. Shunning conventional signage, we went for maximum impact by creating four scaled-up stationery items, used to mark out the huge space,” Radford Wallis says. ‘The giant objects were then positioned where the partitions would eventually be built.’ “

via My Modern Metropolis