What makes a good April fools story?
It is April fools day and we are waiting for the stories to come in. But what makes a good Aprils' fool? The story needs:
- Within the bounds of regular reporting: This is easy for general newspapers, a little more challenging for technical publications/technical blogs
- Plausible: A reader must think: yes that is possible
- Disguised: Best mixed with facts, so facts and fiction melt together
- Falsifiable: With a little effort it should become obvious (most cases: nobody else reports it)