Gmail Tap, or how even old technology can look like a innovation

I like Google’s April Fools Day jokes. There are many and they are often not so easy too spot.

I like this one especially because it pranks Apple’s presentation videos and how Apple tries to upsell small innovations with limited features as the holy grail of simplicity.

“A dash and a dot, to communicate with the world, what could be easier”

Right, so have a good one and start improving your morse skills right now.

PS: It’s not a complete aprilfools – you can download the Keyboard for your Android here

#satire #aprilfools #google #gmail #android

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2 Responses to “Gmail Tap, or how even old technology can look like a innovation”

  1. Another possibility is using exclusive categories to define qualia-based data. For example, 'history' is the concept of 1-dimension until a separate concept of history emerges. 'Complexity' and 'perfection' are the concept of 2-dimension until either of those paradigms are replaced. Exclusivity, polarity, and analogy are a concept of 3-dimensional correspondence until all three can be considered at a higher level. This isn't calculus, it's something more geometric, something that attempts to anticipate dynamics in a stage of consciousness that precedes its formal definition. In addition to categorical systems, I describe micro-socialism for tax reform and several other concepts at I also recommend Esther Dyson's tech column at where I have made comments on technological development

  2. I want to agree with you, but for the most part it's simply selling something not for what it is, but make it look like it's all there is, the final goal.In reality everyone who follows technology knows that every technology gets more complicated in order to advance. Even cars, an example many people cite, have gotten more complicated – and not just for the mechanics. As for Apple, the latest and greatest Apps like iPhoto and Garage Band are not intuitive at all and Apple has introduced Tooltips, an really ancient and non-elegant solution, to help users "learn" how to use the "oh it's so easy" software.Don't get me wrong, I like that they introduce complexity and features in order to expand the capabilities of mobile devices, I just wished that they would start acknowledge it in their marketing material as well. And I'm not alone – just look at the problems they are facing in Europe and Australia with their LTE iPad.