Saturday, April 01, 2006

Bush Resigns

Ha, ha, April Fool!

But more seriously, why do geeks seem to really delight in April Fool's jokes?

Slashdot today gave themselves an April 1st makeover, and are linking to other 04/01 pages, such as Locus Magazine's announcement of Star Wars "adult-themed" books.

Notably, Google today "launched" Google Romance, which looks real until you look at their press release.

And don't forget all the various April Fools Internet RFCs: RFC 3251, "Electricity over IP", RFC 4042, "UTF-9 and UTF-18 Efficient Transformation Formats of Unicode", and especially RFC 1149, "A Standard for the Transmission of IP Datagrams on Avian Carriers".

EDITED TO ADD: wikipedia has an April Fools Day 2006 page which is astonishingly large.


Hyperlexic said...

My favorite thing about the Google Romance site is this link: "Post multiple profiles with a bulk upload file, you sleaze

rantingnerd said...

I keep wondering how long before Google gets pressured to not do this sort of fun stuff, given their size and number of outstanding public shares....