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According to this morning's Guardian newspaper, Bill Gates has been having trouble with the concept of virtual reality. He's now so rich that if he needs to meet ordinary people, he just hires actors to play them. Gates took some friends on a rail trip across Montana recently, and in the restaurant car found himself accosted by two strangers, who poked fun at him, calling him, among other things, Steve Jobs. This, you'll understand, is a tricky situation for Bill. He gets pretty angry when people go for him, but on the other hand, he needs to do something about his image. So in order to look more of a 'regular kind of guy' without actually being abused too much, the Guardian claims Bill had hired the pair. He'd even made sure they had a careful script to stick to. So the insults must have been nice ones. It's not however entirely clear what Bill's couple of dozen friends thought about these two crazies being on the train in the first place. It was a private one, the guests all had to sign NDAs (no, really...) and there were teams of bodyguards ready and waiting at every single station. Unreal, eh? ®

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