Sunday, April 03, 2005

Belated April Fools

I'm a couple of days late with this, but the folks at Broadband Reports have collected this list of April Fool's reports:

  • Wikipedia: "On April 1 2005, Encyclopedia Britannica, The Ligatured Encyclopedia, announced its immediate semi-hostile takeover of the Wikimedia Foundation (to be known henceforth as Wikimaedia)."
  • Tidbits: "Seattle's City Council has passed an emergency measure to ban free Wi-Fi access within city limits, following testimony from experts and fire officials regarding their investigation of last week's Microwave explosion at the popular "Beans, Beans, The Magical Fruit" coffeehouse."
  • The Age: "A new group set up to advance the cause of free and open source software has decided to recruit socialite Paris Hilton into its ranks as a means to gain more exposure. She can expose things like nobody else can."
  • Google: "we're pleased to announce Google Gulp (Beta) with Auto-Drink, a line of "smart drinks" designed to maximize your surfing efficiency by making you more intelligent, and less thirsty."
  • Linspire: "Ltoaster combines the best Linux operating system in the world with a powerful 4-slice toaster, wireless network card and keyboard / mouse."
  • Lafayette Pro-Fiber: BellSouth and Cox will stop fighting local efforts to run fiber, and will instead work to actually improve their services so muni-networks aren't needed in the first place.


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