So, what was the explanation for putting Clippy  humanely down? Because Max the SE  on Office Mac was cooler than Clippy? And not because Clippy was Steve Ballmer in malleable metal form on our desktop?
 I always thought that the SE in Office Mac was the Banana Jr from Bloom County.
 Obligatory YouTube clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6aXzMuYN7U