The Pipey Browser Extension Pays Homage to Microsoft's Clippy

 - Apr 18, 2017
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The Pipey browser extension was created to promote the new season of HBO's "Silicon Valley." The tool is designed to remind users of Clippy, the much-maligned cartoon paperclip from Microsoft designed to help answer questions related to Office applications. The Pipey browser extension isn't totally useless, but it's also not going to "change your life" or "save the world."

Instead Pipey will make you laugh by providing useless but funny quips every time you open a new web page. It's a unique bit of marketing from HBO, and one that should appeal to the show's tech-conscious audience. Nowadays there's so much TV out there that companies need to find any and all ways to promote shows. The Pipey browser extension is only available for users of Google Chrome and is free to download.