Microsoft Office 97, says Wikipedia, was born on 19 November 1996. Will it ever die? Redmond says it already has. Users, not so much:
We celebrated my dad’s 79th birthday Sunday.
Recently, his computer began acting flaky and my brother found him a new laptop to use. We just needed to find Microsoft Office for him to finish the transition.
New Office 2013 licensing is, of course, a pain in the epiglottis. What to do?
Fortunately, he saves stuff. Like the Office 97 CD and brick of a manual from back in the 20th century. And it loaded fine.
The road goes ever on. (And so, apparently, does Clippy.)