Greenpeace is more impressed with Google, which has invested more than $900 million in renewable energy and recently signed an agreement with a wind farm to help power one of its data centers, and with Facebook, which collaborated with Greenpeace on a renewable energy policy.
The group says it has sent more than 250,000 messages to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer asking for a plan to use more clean energy in its data centers. With no success on that front, Greenpeace decided to invoke the infamous Office Assistant.
The Clippy routine was obviously a publicity stunt timed with Microsoft's launch of Windows 8--Greenpeace didn't report anything Thursday that the group hasn't already brought up--but our ability to resist Clippy references is weak. Well-played, Greenpeace, well-played.