That irritating Microsoft paper clip develops a conscience. Still, if I had to pick between Karl Rove and Clippy, I'd still pick Rove. Rove may be evil. But he doesn't bug the crap out of me when I'm writing, as Clippy used to. (Yeah, I now use BareBonesEdit for everything.)
Nadia Lopez didn't think anybody cared about her middle school. Then Humans of New York told her story to the Internet—and everything changed.