Harry Potter fans curse the Vole

By Nick Farrell: Tuesday 08 March 2005, 07:45

HARRY POTTER fans are mightily miffed that the software giant Microsoft has spirited away an idea of their favourite author JK Rowling.

For the numberless hordes of you who have not read a Harry Potter book [what’s a book? Ed.] , there was a grandfather clock in the house of one of the main characters. Instead of numbers the hands pointed to locations, such as home, work and school, where a family member was.

However at last week’s so called Techfest, Microsoft’s internal research fair, the mighty Vole seemed to be exhibiting a clock that did the same thing.

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