July 01, 2004

Bill Gates Would Be Poor By Now

This article on Wired tells of the author's hunt to find the originator of the email hoax that claims Bill Gates can track every person this particular email has been sent to in order to reward them.

It shows that people are ready to believe anything especially when technology, the internet and free money are involved.

The best rumours are of course those with elements of truth to them. They appear true to the uninitiated, and the mix of truth and fiction can easily mislead people into taking the wrong action.

Posted by Andy at 02:17 PM into tinternet
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