I did my ranting early this year so I’ll skip my annual post marveling at the paint-by-numbers blog posts that certain tech publishers believe are funny. If April Fools Day proves anything, it is this: Funny is in the eye of the beholder.
Yuke it up, away…
(Later) April Fool’s Links:
Google Blogoscoped’s Running list of Google-related Jokes/Pranks.
Wikipedia’s list of 2008 pranks (but where’s the list of pranks being done on Wikipedia?)
This list of Info World attempts at prank articles should convince anyone that tech-writers should sleep-in on April 1. Actually, the InfoWorld articles are funny, but only because they are so not funny. The formula is this: __________ buys ___________. or ______________ sues ___________. or ___________ launches ______________. Fill in the blank and hit publish and call it a prank.
Pranks I think are actually funny:
The blogger behind “A Photo Editor” has a funny post about Annie Leibovitz signing a deal with Flickr, complete with screengrabs. Sure, it’s formulaic, but the titles on the Flickr sets make up for it.
This prank-article at Businessweek.com by Roben Farzad about how Henry Blodget has become a “must-read.” LOL!