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For obvious reasons, The Register is rarely invited to Microsoft gigs, whether here or anywhere else. Don't worry, Bill Gates, your UK agency Text 100 can screw things up all by itself. We were not invited to the launch of IE5 for some reason but met many Brit journalists who were and went there. We're still trying to figure out why we're not invited. It can't be Graham Lea, can it? When they got back to their various offices and tried to make IE5 work, for some reason there was an enormous problem. And Text 100's reaction? We hear the spin dottores and meisters were told to tell the hacks: "Oh, it works, but the versions for UK journalists didn't". Ahem... ®

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