Study Details Problems With Next Generation April Fools Gags

from the too-many,-too-crappy dept

There are what appears to be an even higher than normal set of ridiculous April Fool’s gags out there today. While we do our best to avoid them (while chuckling here or there), the folks over at MobilePipeline deserve extra credit for not just coming up with an original April Fool’s gag, but mocking the whole concept… all in one! Yes, it’s a study on the steep growth curve associated with next generation April Fool’s gags, predicting an ongoing “increase at a compounded annual rate of 22 percent through 2009.” However, at the same time, they’re noting that, with this rapid growth there has been a marked decline in quality — which the industry needs to watch out for: “Vendors must embrace the fact that market penetration occurs not because of the quantity of the gags but because of the quality.” Meanwhile, as all of these analysts like to do, they try to dig deeper into the meaning behind such a trend: “The dramatic increase in April Fools gags indicates a vibrant technology sector that, perhaps, has too much time on its hands.” Indeed.


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