This from the morning news... first there was the Princess Leia hologram, now Bill Gates is getting virtually projected around the world...

Bill Gates, chairman of software powerhouse Microsoft Corp, made a five-minute virtual appearance at the World Congress on Information Technology 2008 here.

A 4.6m holographic projection of the billionaire enthralled the 400-strong audience at the congress yesterday at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

The result was life-like and impressive and the crowd applauded the effort.

Microsoft claimed this was the first holographic appearance of Gates anywhere in the world.

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