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The halls of CeBIT were abuzz today, not because of the technology on offer, but with the rumour that Michael Jackson had in fact visited the German fair. The white gloved wonder apparently flew in by helicopter from Hannover airport, visited a friend on an exhibition stand, then left. Jackson - or a Jackson imposter - was seen entering CeBIT surrounded by a crowd. He was not believed to have brought his pet chimp, according to witnesses. One observer, who asked to remain nameless, said: "Apparently Jackson - or a looky-likey - was at CeBIT today. All I saw was a group following a figure with a white mask and red jacket. It certainly looked like him." Another said he had seen the story reported on the German TV channels. The CeBIT authorities were unable to confirm the identity of the masked guest. Ulrich Koch, a representative of the organisation, said a helicopter had indeed arrived at CeBIT from Hannover earlier today. He had also been told that a person resembling the megastar had got out and visited one of the exhibition halls. He denied the visit was a publicity stunt organised by CeBIT press office, saying the event did not need the likes of Jackson to boost ratings. "This is CeBIT - the biggest computer show in Europe. We don't need Michael Jackson," said Koch. That’s right, computers are much more interesting than people, especially really famous people. ®

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