April Fools Wrap-Up, 2003
April 1 is the traditional day for pranks and hoaxes. Mother Nature herself is the inspiration for this - in Northern climes, fooling us with warm, springlike days, followed by snow.
The art of pulling off a true April Fools prank lies in how much convincing your subject requires. For example, you could provide proof-of-concept or worse for some vendors, but they've got their heads so far in the sand, they still won't believe there's a risk, while at the same time, reporters who couldn't fact-check their way out of a paper bag write articles about "war in cyberspace". Some people will never be convinced, others are far too willing.
So thanks for being a part of our yearly bullshit detector recalibration. We hope you enjoyed laughing at us just as much we enjoyed laughing at you!
Comments? Email us at fools at nmrc dot org.