Microsoft denies Gates to fund UK computing museum

Ancient machine incapable of running Win 2K

Reports in several UK papers that Bill Gates is about to put up the money to establish Bletchley Park as a museum are "merely rumour and speculation", according to spin paramedics for the Great Satan of Software. Bletchley Park was home to the boffins who created Colossus -- widely recognised as the first real computer -- which was used to crack Nazi codes during WWII and was set for demolition by property developers until a deal was struck to turn the site into a museum showing the ground-breaking work done by Alan Turing and his team. A spokesman for the trust claimed that Gates was an ideal sponsor for the museum because "without the pioneering work done at Bletchley on the first computer, he would certainly not have become anything like as fabulously wealthy as he is today". So there we have it -- it's all the UK's fault that Bill's the richest man in the World. Of course if Colussus could be modified to allow it to run Windows 2000, Gates would have to think again. ®

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