Re: Microsofts BOB?

Max Polk (none@none.invalid)
Sun, 10 Oct 1999 11:56:58 +0200 (MET DST)

In article <37FF4924.66CE08C@rochester.rr.com>,
avanlar1@rochester.rr.com says...
> Has anyone heard of Microsofts BOB?

Yes, this was a real product, although it pretty seriously failed, as I
understand. They captured a part of it and made it into the Microsoft
Word help system, at least the paperclip that dances around. It is
purported to help by looking at your actions and intelligently suggesting
things as you work.

But as we all know, it's hard enough getting software to even work, given
the current philosophy and methodology of software construction, much
less add advanced AI. So this type of thing is useful at a basic level,
but power users typically despise the thing.

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