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Microspotting: Inside the Microsoft Archives 40

Posted by timothy
from the sorta-like-the-muetter-museum dept.
jones_supa writes to point out a video tour in which long-time company archivist Amy Stevenson takes us behind the scenes of the Microsoft Archives, a collection of artifacts that preserve the company's history and culture. "There, you'll find decades worth of Microsoft software, advertisements, documentation, memorabilia and...skulls? You'll just have to watch to understand. Some of the scariest items include a life-like Bill Gates doll (wearing a jogging suit), sent by a Russian doll artist, and a human-sized Clippy costume."
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Microspotting: Inside the Microsoft Archives

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 03, 2013 @12:57PM (#45318675)

    I work at Microsoft. The Clippy costume is actually pretty funny in real life and gets busted out fairly regularly at office parties. (Employees can reserve stuff from the archives, sort of like a library.) People assume that everyone at Microsoft is totally bought in to whatever we ship. This might be true at the top of the ORG chart, but most of the employees see things the same as the rest of the world, and are just smart people who like working on world-class projects and trying to make things better.

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