[Video] How to Think Like Clippy (Subtitle: Watch Brent Wear Another Costume)


Remember Clippy, the Microsoft Office assistant from the late 1990s? He would pop up at the slightest provocation and offer to help you do something – usually completely unrelated to the task you were trying to accomplish.

Sadly, the Office team told Clippy that he didn’t make the stack rankings cut, so he relocated over to the SQL Server team. He knows better than to share his face in SSMS, but he toils away tirelessly suggesting indexes you should add. “Hey buddy! It looks like you’re querying the Users table by Reputation. Would you like help?”

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