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Authored by: Chas on Apr 02, '08 08:42:52AM

Well Rob, your content was more benign than most of the stupid pranks I've seen, everything you posted was true (and only funny in this context) so I'm not singling you out specifically.
One particular prank comes to mind, several years ago, a Mac website posted an Apr 1 story about Steve Jobs selling all his Apple stock and included some extremely damaging comments (if you didn't know it was a joke). Alas, that story had extremely high Google ranking if you searched for "Steve Jobs" and remained a top search result for months. I asked the site operator to edit that story on Apr 2 to include a disclaimer that it was a joke, but he wouldn't do it.
IMHO it is not funny to make a joke that could damage our favorite computer company. I'm not accusing you of that, but some people are pretty stupid and WILL make a joke at someone else's expense.



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