Peter Cook and Microsoft Bob on The Bard


Screenshot from Microsoft Bob showing the Shakespeare assistant.

Microsoft Bob represented the Will assistant with this delightful 256 colour graphic that blinked and moved its eyes. Peter Cook summarised him in his famous send-off song with Dudley Moore with:

We leave this mortal coil upon which we strut and fret our weary ways, as Shakespeare put it. God bless him. What a delightfully odd man Shakespeare was. Bald but sexy.

I’ll remember William Shakespeare for his sonnets; poems named for the classic Mac SCSI hardware manufacturer. Pigeon-liver’d scuzzi could almost have been a Shakespearian insult, up with which I would not have put.

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