April 01, 2009

April Fools' Day on autopilot

This year, Google's April Fools' Day hoax was rather lame:

Gmail AutopilotTM by CADIE

Email will never be a thing of the past, but actually reading and writing messages is about to be. Gmail Autopilot automatically manages your inbox better than you can, with zero effort from you.

The best part of the joke was this:

Match your style
Autopilot calibrates for tone, typos and preferred punctuation. It's just like you, but automated.

Hoax, in case you're wondering (I did), according to the OED is "supposed to be a contracted form of hocus."

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