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Subject:Re: Microsoft takes over RC From:Gwen Gall <ggall -at- CA -dot- ORACLE -dot- COM> Date:Tue, 20 Dec 1994 17:22:17 EST
For those of you who read the Microsoft takes over RC Church spoof, this was
just published in "Edupage" (can you believe anyone took it seriously?):
MICROSOFT HAS NO PLANS TO ACQUIRE CATHOLIC CHURCH
The latest Internet hoax has Microsoft acquiring the Roman Catholic Church,
including exclusive electronic rights to the Bible. The story, written
under an Associated Press byline, says the agreement provides for Pope John
Paul II becoming the senior vice president of the company's new Religious
Software Division, and two Microsoft senior vice presidents being invested
in the College of Cardinals. The fake story included a promise from Bill
Gates to "make the sacraments available online for the first time."
Officials at Microsoft and AP said they didn't know where the story
originated. (Tampa Tribune 12/17/94 B&F10)