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January 17, 1997updated 05 Sep 2016 12:56pm


By CBR Staff Writer

Microsoft Corp is clearly extremely bitter at the universally hostile reception and downright derision that greeted its insulting Bob operating environment, and according to the New York Times is taking its revenge on an insensitive world in Office 97 by reintroducing the Bob characters in the help area. And if you want to use some of the functions, such as the sometimes helpful natural-language search function introduced in Office 95, you have to turn on the cartoon channel and be patronized by Microsoft’s infantile idea of fun. Apart from the fact that the file system is incompatible with Office 95, the biggest joke is that Microsoft is now finding it so hard to hire anyone capable of writing decent software that a typical installation of Office 95 requires more than 120Mb of hard disk space – all of which sound like very good reasons for making do with Office 95.

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