M'Soft anti-theft evening ends in robbery

Levi jeans go walkabout

It seems Microsoft failed to ram home the evils of theft to UK journalists last night.

The software giant tried its best with the assembled hacks at its anti-piracy evening at the Limelight Nightclub in London. It even enlisted the help of TV celeb Graham Norton to get its message across.

Norton hosted a game in which tables were given a treasure chest of high-street goods, and participants had to decide which were real and which were fake. Unfortunately for Microsoft, its spinmasters made the mistake of presenting cash-strapped journalists with genuine Levi and Gucci merchandise.

The temptation was just too great. Not only did the £50 jeans go walk-about, but one of the chests - an attractive Pirate design - also disappeared.

Not a bad haul for an anti-theft evening. ®

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