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Bill Gates Plays Secret Santa To Reddit User 118

Posted by samzenpus
from the should-have-asked-for-more-stuff dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Gates fulfilled a Reddit users wish-list by buying several items and donating to a listed charity organization, although he did pass on getting the iPad on the list. From the article: 'The true identity of Rachel's Secret Santa was finally revealed when she found a photo of Gates holding the stuffed animal and the signed donation sent to Heifer International. An inscription in the book with a "really nice message" and note from Gates wishing Rachel a Merry Christmas and a Happy Birthday was the topper.'"
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Bill Gates Plays Secret Santa To Reddit User

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 20, 2013 @12:37AM (#45743249)

    Typically happens during Google I/O where they give away toys costing about twice what the conference costs to attend.

    From the two years that I attended, I got 3 Android phones, a Google TV and preview access to Google Wave (which, in hindsight, was more like the proverbial lump of coal, but it's the thought that counts, right?)

    Attendees in the years since have gotten Google Glass, MiFis with free service and I'm guessing quite a bit more.

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