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Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

Sunday, April 1, 2007
10 years ago8,891 views

Well, you can still see the snippet when you search Google Blog search for "we will drive you crazy":

google.com/blogsearch?q=%22we+ ...

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Sorry, the snippet says:

<< Posted by Niniane Wang, Google Drive Team. Here at Google, we're always looking for new ways to improve technology. Sometimes, this means thinking a few steps ahead of what the competition has to offer at the time. ... >>

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Hmmm... Why was it pulled?

Pierre S [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

The word "driv" in the title, a post by Niniane Wang . It awfully smells like Gdrive or fensei ... ;-)

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

<< Here at Google, we're always looking for new ways to improve technology. Sometimes, this means thinking a few steps ahead of what the competition has to offer at the time. When we released Gmail on April Fool's day, 2004, some of you weren't too sure whether to believe us or not: an email client that came with 1 GB of storage.

Today perhaps, you won't believe us again. Instead of 1 GB, you'll get 50 GB – of completely free storage. Google Drive is Google's latest effort to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible to you – the user. Now you can store your vacation photos, your home videos, your text documents, ZIP and EXE files, and anything else really... and access your data from anywhere. And if you do believe us, please sign up for the private Beta invitation today and learn more about the system features in our tour. >>

tinyurl.com/ysx6cl

Ludwik Trammer [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

I think that's real. They wouldn't joke about something like that.

Pau Tomàs [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Yes, that's true, THEY wouldn't joke about that...

toml [PersonRank 6]

10 years ago #

i think so that this is real.:)))

jilm [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

So come on Google!

JohnMu [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

OMG

yow [PersonRank 1]

10 years ago #

It's Philipp's joke, isn't it?

Jack [PersonRank 0]

10 years ago #

ahhhh, this is not from the googleblog.

look at the url again

it's googleblo1g.blogspot.com

but in some fonts 1 and l look very similar

yow [PersonRank 1]

10 years ago #

and author of the post in atom.xml at "goog1eblog" is Philipp

jilm [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Oh, if it is, you got me. :-)

Pierre S [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Aw I thought you could keep it live a bit longer. Philipp can you delete the 3 last comments ;-)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Pierre, I officially give up, you people are too smart. :)

Thanks to those who played along, like Tony, and congrats to Ionut for discovering it, uhm, like 30 seconds after I posted :D

So let's hope there will be some people left who don't read the comments until here :)

Niniane [PersonRank 0]

10 years ago #

Philipp: please send me your googletalk or skype name. Thanks.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Be careful Niniane, Phillipp's wife may be jealous... :-P

Paul James [PersonRank 1]

10 years ago #

It sounds to me like he might be in trouble.

Luka [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Nice one philipp!

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

> It sounds to me like he might be in trouble.

Niniane already has my email, and the IP of above "Niniane" is from Switzerland :)

Ramibotros [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Woow , that was the best April Fool i saw online today .. gd one ..

Marvia [PersonRank 0]

10 years ago #

I missed that one.
However, today the new TiSP broadband service was released. It's in beta and avialable in the US & Canada ONLY .
Anyone interested : google.com/tisp/

Cutting Edge

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

> Niniane already has my email, and the IP of above "Niniane" is from Switzerland :)

I bet it's Corsin Camichel ^^

Conor Cleary [PersonRank 8]

10 years ago #

Awe haha
It really did sound like a Google post though... well done.
I wouldn't be surprised if that was the next step in Gmail however... I've been anxiously waiting for GDrive since Gmail came out, really. With webmail I wanted webfiles.

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #


img522.imageshack.us/img522/35 ...


googledrive.blogspot.com

Huh?

Josh [PersonRank 0]

10 years ago #

Fake. Look at the email.
We Love Feedback
Do you want to comment on a post?
Send us some email.

haochi.chen[put at-character here]gmail.com

Josh [PersonRank 0]

10 years ago #

BUT i know something that is real..........

www.google.com/accounts/Manage ...

I have two things that link nowhere (will post screenshot tommorow)

I've got
SSD
Mobile Content Console

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

I got it since months ;)

Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

if you're going to fake it, at least spell Google right.......

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