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Remembering Clip Art and 4 Other Awesome ‘90s Computer Lab Experiences

Dying from cholera, dodging trash, and other formative but fun moments

Thanks a lot, Google. Looking for an implement to complement your last-minute PowerPoint presentation, printable greeting card, or poster board? Well now you have one less image source: Microsoft is replacing clip art. “The Office.com Clip Art and image library has closed shop,” employee Doug Thomas wrote Monday in a blog post that also promotes Bing Images, in a hat tip to using search engines for just about anything these days.

Since the announcement, Twitter tributes to the colorful but often mocked illustrations have ranged from reminiscing over terrible fliers from years past to celebrating the end of something so ‘90s. While we’re on that subject: What else do ‘90s kids remember about their weekly pilgrimages to the computer lab?

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Global Warming, The Video Game Fate of the World, A Global Warming Video Game

Fate of the World is a new video game that asks you to solve the global climate crisis.


I don't play any video games. Not because I'm too good or too cool for them or because I think they rot brains and cause diabetes or anything like that. But rather because I know from limited experience as a child obsessively playing Kings Quest, SimCity, and Shadow President that if I were to dip my toes into the waters of Civilization or Spore or any of these other awesome simulation games, I would immediately be threatening my sleep, health, sanity, and relationship.

So I'm not going to be able to tell you much about what it's like to play Fate of the World, a brand new climate change-themed global strategy simulation game. But here's the trailer:

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