Cloud Computing: Google April Fools' Day Gags from 2000 to 2010: a History

 
 
By Clint Boulton  |  Posted 2011-03-31 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
April 1, also widely known as April Fools' Day in the Western world, is the time when people feel compelled to perpetrate practical jokes both silly and inventive. It wouldn't be a normal April Fools' Day in technology without the gaggle of Google goofs the search engine has rolled out most years since 2000. The goofs have ranged from complex computer science jokes, such as CADIE, the "Cognitive Autoheuristic Distributed-Intelligence Entity" technology from 2009, to silly bathroom humor such as the Google TiSP (Toilet Internet Service Provider), a fictitious broadband service Google pretended to offer free in 2007. Oddly, there are no Google April Fools' jokes for 2001 or 2003—that's no joke. To celebrate the rich history of Google's gift of gag, eWEEK with the help of
 
 
 

Google April Fools' Day Gags from 2000 to 2010: a History

Google released its "MentalPlex" search technology that supposedly read the user's mind to determine what the user wanted to search for, thus eliminating the step of actually typing in the search query.
Google April Fools' Day Gags from 2000 to 2010: a History
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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