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Old 19 June 2012, 07:33 PM
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Mouse Canada once quarantined Microsoft mice, thinking they were alive

"Just let's take the mouse as an example. To be successful, Windows 1.0 really needed a mouse. So we built one. Early reviews of mice were not very positive as people struggled to understand the real value. In fact, actually it was so new that Canadian customs quarantined the Microsoft mouse at the border for four weeks thinking that it was alive."

Seems like an odd tale, but he wasn't laughing when he said it.

I want to know more, so I've asked the Canada Border Services Agency and Microsoft to try to track down the incident in question. Stay tuned.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/repor...rticle4349599/
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