Google Fool’s Day

Looks like they’ve got a couple up this year:

Google TiSP: commode-based, do-it-yourself wireless networking

…and…

Gmail Paper:

Everyone loves Gmail. But not everyone loves email, or the digital era. What ever happened to stamps, filing cabinets, and the mailman? Well, you asked for it, and it’s here. We’re bringing it back.

Now in Gmail, you can request a physical copy of any message with the click of a button, and we’ll send it to you in the mail.

About which Instapundit says:

I actually like the idea, though. Except for the part about it being made from “96% post-consumer organic soybean sputum.”

Pssst, I believe we already have the idea and it’s called a printer. Uh, without the soybean sputum anyway.

Update: For more April Fool’s Day fun, check out Pharyngula and The Panda’s Thumb, in which throngs of supposedly smart individuals get suckered beautifully.

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