April Fools Day History

Watch out today, as the internet becomes a bevy of fake information. The joke telling pre-dates the internet, but since the world started connecting online, the hoaxes have gotten not only more elaborate, but more fun.

Did you know that John C. Dvorak wrote an article in 1994 about a bill that would make it illegal to use the Internet while intoxicated?

Did you know in 2006, Apple pranked an add-on to your iPod that could allow it to make phone calls?

ThinkGeek made a few pranks that ended up turning into actual products, such as Unicorn Meat and the iCade?

What one-eyed, one-horned, flying purple people eater are we going to see this year? Guess we’ll start to find out in the next 24 hours…

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2004 – Google releases their Webmail service in “Gmail” . They release it as an invitation only beta. That would stay in effect until February 7, 2007.

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I love tech history. I enjoy how we evolved from computers that fill a room to computers we wear on our bodies. I have put a full archive of tech history together at Wikazine. You can also talk history at Google +. I am also a podcaster and V-caster at Geekazine and a Podcast Coach at How to Record Podcasts. You can also sign up for a Helpout

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