The BBC Online News subs have had a field day talking up a looming legal battle between Mighty Mikhail (Gorbachev) and the king of Uber-Geek chic, Captain Bill (Gates).
Unfortunately when you read into the story there is no legal battle on the horizon and all parties are being quite amicable.
He used a Gorby trouser press to look so smart!"
Basic gist, some school teacher in Russia was using un-licensed Microsoft software and he got tumbled so the anti piracy lot in Russia decided to fling the book at him (note, not Microsoft). This all got escalated up to the point where Putin got involved and said words to the effects of, Ã¢â‚¬Å“leave our teacher aloneÃ¢â‚¬Â and then Gorby posted similar words on his blog (Gorby has a blog!!) calling for Microsoft to stop the legal action.
Captain Bill in his Battle Jumper Clothing"
Captain Bill rode in and said that Microsoft were not taking legal action and pointed out it was the Russian governmentÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s anti piracy lot and then everyone calmed down over a warm glass of honey flavour Wodka. Story over, and that made front page of the tech news on the BBC websiteÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ good old Sub EdsÃ¢â‚¬Â¦