It's been a lot of fun, but time for me to try something new.
Sorry, Robert, but this falls pretty flat for me. I guess you didn't intend to people to
really think you were going to Google.
If you had really wanted people to fall for it and make a big April Fools Day splash, here's what I would have suggested:
On Wednesday, post a diatribe about something internal to Microsoft. Be exasperated. Express the inability to effect change. Talk about intertia and lack of nimbleness. God knows its often true enough.
Mid day Thursday, post about being super busy and not having time to post. Also equally true.
On Friday, ignore all that and post short link posts but don't spend time in your comments. Don't engage. Don't let them suspect anything.
Then late in the day (like 7pm yesterday), post a <250 word heartfelt "need to make a change, need to get my life under control, thus I'm making the change. As you may have suspected, I've admired Google for a long time so after much consideration" blah blah
And lock comments, just to avoid people commenting "oh, it must be an April Fools joke".
You'd get AP to pick that story up.
But that's just my $.02
Yeah I'm with Bruce coulda been done better....meh too late now...
But this is Scoble...despite probably admiting it's an April Fools joke people will still publish it. And this thread will become the highest viewed thread in all of C9
And if Scoble said it was Yahoo he was of to work at, be it April Fools day or not I may actually have believed that one 'cause Google is just so expected...
wait wait. scoble posted on his blog he's going to google, obvious april fool right, none of us are falling for it, bruce comes in saying yeah this coulda been done better (bruce being in on it).
so none of us are falling for it. but thats the april fools he's made it so blatant that it is an april fools but it's actually not and he has left MSFT for GOOG.
so err is this double bluff or something?
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