March 31st, 2011 | 1 MIN READ

April Fool Special: The Lighter Side of the Internet

Written by author_profile_images Linda Bustos

Linda is an ecommerce industry analyst and consultant specializing in conversion optimization and digital transformation.

If you haven't had enough tomfoolery around your office today, I'd like to take a break from our usual ebusiness seriousness and share some tech / geek / ecommerce funnies this April Fool's.

Cancelling an Order

via Erik Andresen

Spinal Tap Amps


Good Code

via xkcd

Order Tracking

via xkcd

A New Captcha Approach

via xkcd

Coupon Code

via xkcd

Trade Expert

via xkcd

Academia vs. Business

via xkcd

iPhone or Droid

via xkcd


via xkcd

That explains this:

Life Before Google

Reprinted with permission from

Did you know?

April 1st is traditionally known as "All Fools' Day" in the Western world, a day to for grown adults to pull stupid pranks that otherwise would not be tolerated on other days of the year. The term "April Fool" refers to a prankster who plays a trick after noon (in some countries like Australia, the UK and New Zealand). Elsewhere, the jokes last all day. It's not a legal holiday, but some pranks may warrant an employee a "permanent vacation." :)

Care to share in the comments your most outrageous April fool, whether you were the prankster or the pranstee? (The folks at Elastic Path has been known for some doozies!)

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