I know this makes me a grumpy old curmudgeon, but I have never liked pranks, and therefore I have never liked April Fools’ Day. What can I say, blatantly lying, misleading, teasing or otherwise frustrating other people has just never been my thing.
And so, year after year, as April 1 rolls around, I grump-up and get ready for the onslaught of stupid pranks and stupid articles.
No, Microsoft is not really going to make an MS-DOS phone. No, Chrome is not adding a selfie mode. And no to many, many other obvious BS stories that have appeared in my reading stream yesterday and today.
But some stories are not so obvious and are merely dubious. Nevertheless, I find myself panning past nearly all stories that seem even slightly unlikely to be true.
I would hope that most authors that wanted to seriously share something that is actually useful would skip this 3-to-4 day period to share their great, real news, while the fools of the world spread their silly lies with one another…
Happy fooling, all ye fools,