Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Oh, Gmail, You Sly Fox!

I sign into Gmail this morning to see they've added a new feature. This isn't that uncommon but today they announce "Custom Time" which essentially lets you go and backdate your emails in case of those "missed deadlines, missed birthdays and missed opportunities."

They also will go so far as to make your email look like it's been read! So you can totally pull that "I sent you that highly important email 5 days ago and YOU READ IT!" No need to take any heat for your own lack of responsibility, let Gmail do your dirty work!

Clearly, I totally fell for Gmail's cruel, cruel April Fools' Joke. Upon further reading, I was happy to see that this Custom Time feature is powered by the e-flux capacitor. Anything that references "Back to the Future" can't be all bad.

In other news, I'm afraid CNN's headline about a 10lb 4-year-old boy is not a joke.