Queermos, it’s a unhappy unhappy day. It’s a unhappy day as a result of Microsoft Workplace is transferring away from Clip Artwork:
Theage.com says through the years, Clip Artwork grew into an expansive library, from “solely 82 illustrations constructed into Phrase 6.0 in 1996 … to greater than 100,000 static and transferring pictures housed on-line.”
Microsoft will now ship Workplace clients to its Bing search engine for pictures which can be cleared by means of the Artistic Commons licensing system.
Clip Artwork! That good ole 1990’s vestige of Powerpoint Shows on whales for second grade Earth Science. How will grandparents make greeting playing cards now? Nicely, with Bing (lol) like they mentioned. However nonetheless. It’s the precept of the factor! It’s the tip of an period. And we right here at Autostraddle didn’t simply need to report this unhappy, unhappy information to you. We needed to memorialize Clip Artwork. We needed to make you masterpieces with Clip Artwork. So my fellow homogays, we carry you:
The 5 Phases of Grief As Informed By Clip Artwork And Gays
Denial, by Kaitlyn
Anger, by Ali
Bargaining, by Robin
Despair, by Carmen
Acceptance, by Audrey
We acknowledge we’re making an enormous deal out of nothing. That there are many locations to get free shitty line drawings to make use of in our print publishing. We simply don’t care. We needed to undergo the 5 phases of grief and loss anyway.
What are your Clip Artwork feels? Do you’ve gotten them? Are we loopy individuals? Do inform, please, we’re all ears.
Header by Rory Midhani.