Tuesday, April 01, 2008

The April Internet

Ever year the Internet is choked with April Fools jokes. Paging through my RSS feeds there are some obvious jokes and some less obvious jokes. There are things that might be jokes, but aren't. There are things that at first look might be true, but aren't, and there are some things that it would be handy if they were true. The troubling thing is it's getting hard to tell which is which, and that means that you have to take virtually everything with a pinch of salt. It's bad enough trying to avoid having your office being the one filled with balls (you have no idea how carefully I thought about the Google search to find that image) but every year I basically have to spend the day disbelieving every word people say to me...

...actually thinking about it, why was I trying to avoid having my office filled with balls?