August 10, 2001

Gates gets a surprise call from a park bench, foots bill

Author: JT Smith

The Register: "Bill Gates this week become the victim of pranksters at MSN's latest UK project, the cyber-park bench.

On Tuesday Neil Woodman and Dan Sanderson from Bury St Edmunds took a phone handset down to the town's public gardens, where the bench is located.

When the 17-year-olds plugged it into one of the phone sockets in the bench's arm, they discovered that - hey presto - they got free international calls, courtesy of MSN.

After a couple of local calls, the two scallywags decided to use the phone to call Microsoft boss Bill Gates and have a chat about the bench project."

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