April Fool’s Day At It’s Finest

Well, April Fools day just passed a week ago and I thought I’d recap a few more favorable happenings and stories from first of the month. As they do with just about everything that happens in the world, the people who contribute to the Wikipedia created an interesting write up about the day and the pranks pulled.

For starters, I learned that April Fools Day was most likely the backlash from when France decided to move from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar system and a few of the people in France decided to prak other people into thinking it was still New Years (which it was on the previous calendar system). More on that can be found on Snopes.com

One of the more interesting pranks was a rumor that Google was going to take over the Mozilla foundation. MORE INFO HERE. Even though that wouldn’t be too bad considering a few of the main developers for the foundation already work for Google, it would still cause quite a stir in the world of computers.

Another prank pulled was from a software group that I’m quite familiar with. The gallery that I use on this website was developed by a group called tonicmedia and is called Gallery. One of the other leading picture displaying and management packages, Coppermine, posted that the two companies were merging into one larger company just because they felt left out that a bunch of other companies were having all the fun merging. A website was put up to back that prank and help fan the flames (I’m not sure how long it will be up, so HERE is a Google cache of the site).


Those silly cNet hardware reviewers decided to trump up the recent rumors about Apple working with phone companies to create an iTunes enabled cell phone and design one of their own.



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