EVERYONE'S FAVOURITE GAZILLIONAIRE Bill Gates has announced that books are no longer necessary. He was speaking to an audience of US Government IT subcontractors at a Washington hotel close enough to the Oval Office library windows to allow eagle eyed delegates to watch George Dubya struggling with The Cat in the Hat.
Whilst outlining a future where television is based on the internet and will be "an utterly different thing," Gates cheerfully boasted that his daughter goes to a school where she has a tablet PC. "No text books at all."
He also pointed out that the current generation of touchscreen tablet devices with video and collaboration capabilities are "far superior than what used to be done in print."
Reports that Swedish flatpack furniture floggers IKEA had immediately ceased the production of bookshelves and reading lamps on the strength of the proclamation were entirely made up. Just now. µ
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