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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)
I'm blogging for a number of years now and had more or less successful entries:
Of course: Funniness is in the eye of the beholder

Posted by on 02 April 2009 | Comments (1) | categories: After hours


  1. posted by Tony Palmer on Thursday 02 April 2009 AD:
    TechCrunch round up of April 1st Jokes.

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