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Open Thread: Best April Fools items…

by David M. Smith  |  April 1, 2009  |  3 Comments

Ah, April Fools Day. One of my favorite days.  I love the smell of sarcasm in the morning…

Thought it might be nice to keep an open thread to comment on what we’ve seen that we like. So far, i’ve thought of two categories:

Best overall (to me, most sarcastic, timely, funny combination). thus far i’d vote for this one on yet another Cloud Alliance.

Best disguised (to me, the one i read through the farthest thinking it might just be real). Thus far the leaking of IE8.1 had me going until the end.

The day is just starting. i’m sure they will be more.

Have you seen any good ones? other category leaders?


David Mitchell Smith
VP & Gartner Fellow
16 years at Gartner
30 years IT industry

David Mitchell Smith is a vice president and Gartner Fellow in Gartner Research, where he specializes in the impact of catalytic technologies such as the Internet, Web 2.0, cloud computing and consumer technologies. Read Full Bio

Thoughts on Open Thread: Best April Fools items…

  1. Scott Olson says:

    I thought this one was a funny one It combined the troubled media with ever present Twitter news. “Any story can be told in 140 characters.”

  2. Ray Valdes says:

    I’d rate Google’s Cadie joke about a half-smile. Too much effort for not enough chuckles:

    However, this one from Opera Software had me laughing:

    You have to watch the video on that page.

  3. Ray Valdes says:

    Sorry had a typo on the Opera link.

    This is correct:

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