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By - April 01, 2005

OK, some of you have given me shit for having no sense of humor regarding Google’s April’s Fool post. Sorry. It was funny, OK? FUNNY. But…well, I guess I’m overanalyzing. I’ll be on vacation week after next, and I promise, I’ll come back with my priorities straight.

Meantime, Yahoo’s Slacker spoof was also funny. I liked this line, clearly a dig at Google Print:

Well, scanners are cheap these days. Really cheap. When you combine a few $60 scanners with some willing Ph.D interns, we expect the entire book scanning project to take no more than 4 weeks and $6,000.

And yes, Ask’s was funny too!

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  • http://natala.blogspot.com Natala Menezes

    oooh, you missed MSN search’s April 1 joke — i actually think they nailed it. MSN search quietly launched:
    http://www.msnsearchspoof.com

    It generates a cusomtizeable search results page all about you — but in spoof form. It’s pretty funny and well executed. And plays upon everyone’s favorite activity: vanity searching.

    Here’s a link you’ll enjoy:
    MyMSNSearch

  • http://4megclassicmac.buzzword.com "-"

    Yes. I was thinking to myself after reading about a thousand hundred April’s Fool jokes ont he Internet: What if somebody were to prey upon this simple little holiday?

    So here’s something that the entire Internet might want to consider – How do you make a King’s X on-line?

    “-”

  • http://www.pupna.com Pupna

    Pupna is the search engine puppy that retrieves EXACTLY what you are searching for (and absolutely nothing else!) http://www.pupna.com

    “A true breakthrough in Fetch Engine technology… Google and Yahoo have nothing even remotely comparable!” – Technology Review Magazine (April 1, 2005 print edition)