It's April Fools again, that means thanks to time differences that we have two days to disregard what appears to be big news stories.
One of the traditional homes of the well thought April Fools joke is Google. This year they've locally released a technology called "gDay with MATE" that can bring you search results from the future. Not a bad joke, and here is the page that tells you the truth. Yet this story is appearing on Google News currently and it makes very interesting reading.
Note the publications that have failed to recognise that it is April 1 and can be classified as idiots.
Today it will be fun to see who falls in the Idiot Watch trap.
Some would say that it is a long way from software engineering to journalism, others would correctly argue that it is a mere 10 metres according to the floor plan.During his first five years with CBS Interactive, Chris started his journalistic adventure in 2006 as the Editor of Builder AU after originally joining the company as a programmer.Leaving CBS Interactive in 2010 to follow his deep desire to study the snowdrifts and culinary delights of Canada, Chris based himself in Vancouver and paid for his new snowboarding and poutine cravings as a programmer for a lifestyle gaming startup.Chris returns to CBS in 2011 as the Editor of TechRepublic Australia determined to meld together his programming and journalistic tendencies once and for all.In his free time, Chris is often seen yelling at different operating systems for their own unique failures, avoiding the dreaded tech support calls from relatives, and conducting extensive studies of internets — he claims he once read an entire one.