I was mucking around this morning writing a few little educational games for my daughter when all of a sudden (whilst debugging!) bloody clippy appears with a message “Hello, it looks like your writing a state machine”. I could tell it was clippy the old clippy due to the incorrect use of “your” and that fact that I WAS NOT writing a state machine.
I’m not quite sure what this means for Visual Studio 2005, but apparently after getting sacked from the Office team Clippy hung around Redmond and ended up landing a job in the developer tools division. I suspect that after finalising the implementation of the callouts, the debugger tools team went down to the back entrace and let Clippy in as I am sure campus security had probably been instructed to shoot on sight.
As a Visual Studio customer I would like to register a protest at Clippy being used in the product. Not only did he cause me serious emotional trauma when he destroyed carefully laid out product documentation whilst using word – it also indicates that Microsoft doesn’t think very highly of me. State machine indeed!