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Author Topic: The mouse is dead: Introducing Gmail Motion [01-04-11]  (Read 3778 times)

zridling

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The mouse is dead: Introducing Gmail Motion [01-04-11]
« on: April 01, 2011, 10:49:36 AM »
The mouse and keyboard were invented before the Internet even existed. Since then, countless technological advancements have allowed for much more efficient human computer interaction. Why then do we continue to use outdated technology? Introducing Gmail Motion -- now you can control Gmail with your body. "No longer will people be required bend to the will of technology. Instead, technology will now bend to our will."

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Re: The mouse is dead: Introducing Gmail Motion [01-04-11]
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2011, 11:00:56 AM »
Wikipedia has a great set of April Fool's links up as their daily update, but Simon Phipps makes it permanent:
http://webmink.com/2...ipedias-april-fools/

Did you know…
  • … that the Australian government requires high-risk sex workers to wear full-face respirators?
  • … that Ntrepid was paid $2.76 million by the U.S. military to create sock puppets?
  • … that Batman is half female?
  • … that nesting is not used by breeding Mute Swans but they do use this thing?
  • … that Robert Tappan Morris was convicted of a crime for releasing a worm?
  • … that Dr. Who‘s parents are Brazilians from a family known for pineapples?
  • … that even small amounts of dead cat can explode when heated?
  • … that Europe was ruled by a child during the American Revolutionary War?
  • … that a typical Labia minor is chocolate brown, up to 7 mm long, and equipped with pincers?

zridling

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Re: The mouse is dead: Introducing Gmail Motion [01-04-11]
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2011, 11:07:39 AM »
Bing.com's background pic today is great.

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Re: The mouse is dead: Introducing Gmail Motion [01-04-11]
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2011, 11:13:18 AM »
openSUSE announces the new Canterbury Distribution:
Canterbury is a merge of the efforts of the community distributions formerly known as Debian, Gentoo, Grml, openSUSE, and Arch Linux. The target is to produce a really unified effort and be able to stand up in a combined effort against proprietary operating systems, to show off that the Free Software community is actually able to work together for a common goal instead of creating more diversity.

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Re: The mouse is dead: Introducing Gmail Motion [01-04-11]
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2011, 11:26:18 AM »
Wookieepedia is in Red-and-Blue 3D today:
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page
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Err... Uh..  :huh:

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AHA!! That's better!

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Re: The mouse is dead: Introducing Gmail Motion [01-04-11]
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2011, 05:46:02 PM »
Google has a second joke today.

Try Googling Helvetica.png to see it.

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Re: The mouse is dead: Introducing Gmail Motion [01-04-11]
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2011, 08:02:10 PM »
Toshiba introduces the 3D monocle.

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Re: The mouse is dead: Introducing Gmail Motion [01-04-11]
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2011, 09:47:18 PM »
Google has a second joke today. Try Googling  (see attachment in previous post) to see it.

Don't see anything funny there. Mostly about the documentary film. What am I missing?

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Re: The mouse is dead: Introducing Gmail Motion [01-04-11]
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2011, 10:05:05 PM »
Google has a second joke today. Try Googling  (see attachment in previous post) to see it.

Don't see anything funny there. Mostly about the documentary film. What am I missing?

I noticed the font was different for the entire page. Also for "Comic Sans"


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Re: The mouse is dead: Introducing Gmail Motion [01-04-11]
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2011, 03:03:35 PM »
@Deozaan:
Ah, that explains it. I'm using a short CSS script that converts everything to Droid Sans.

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Re: The mouse is dead: Introducing Gmail Motion [01-04-11]
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2011, 04:39:28 PM »
"The mouse is dead", welcome to the keyboard world, welcome to the 60s where everything is faster. Fuck mouses.  8)
(Not literally, though.)

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Re: The mouse is dead: Introducing Gmail Motion [01-04-11]
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2011, 09:07:22 PM »
Anyone ever notice how nobody ever uses a mouse in movies and TV? Even though most people are so computer illiterate that they mostly only use mice for everything, it seems like most PC interaction in media is people typing a million miles per hour with little to no mouse clicks.

Kind of like how people playing video games in movies/TV shows are just mashing buttons as fast as they can and exaggerating their movements and yelling and shouting, etc. . .


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Re: The mouse is dead: Introducing Gmail Motion [01-04-11]
« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2011, 01:16:21 AM »
My wife watches NCIS, and whenever Abby or those characters type on the computer, they zip through 490-character passwords or commands without ever making a mistake. I scream at my wife: "HOW CAN YOU WATCH SUCH UNREALISTIC CRAP!!" She just rolls her eyes.