There was a thread on Channel9 that got me to remember the blibbet.
"The blibbet?" What on earth is a blibbet?
The blibbet is the "O" in the 2nd Microsoft logo:
Those of us who've been at Microsoft for a long time all have fond memories of the blibbet, which was cruely killed off in a fit of corporate ire in 1987. Not only was it our corporate logo, but if you look at Microsoft binders from the time (1982-1987), you'll see that the blibbet is used as a watermark on it.
At one point, I had a "save the blibbet" button, but unfortunately, I can't seem to find it (otherwise I'd post a photo of it).
Periodically you find reminders of the blibbet around campus. For example, the cafeterias used to offer a "Blibbet Burger" - a double cheeseburger with bacon, IIRC.
I miss the blibbet :) Somehow, it reminds me of Herbie (or any other VW bug) - cute and friendly :)
Edit: Added more after a little bird sent me the image..
When Microsoft announced that the would be retiring the blibbet, a number of employees mounted a fruitless "Save the Blibbet" campaign to retain the corporate icon.
Unfortunately, the suits won :(
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