IETF published April 1st RFCs RFC3251 (Distribution of electricity over IP) and RFC3252 (Encapsulating IP in XML).
MITchanged (http://www.mit.edu) its home page to a spoof of the Google home page.
a spoof Yahoo News story was circulated (http://news.yahoo.com:PK%20Interactive%20Receives%20Fundingemail@example.com/Yahoo!%20News%20-%20PK%20Interactive%20receives%20funding%20from%20idealab.htm) stating that PK Interactive had received funding from idealab[?] (note: check the URL below closely)
The TidBITS newsletter offered (http://www.tidbits.com/tb-issues/TidBITS-623) a spoof issue
The Tom's Hardware website reported (http://www.tomshardware.com/column/02q2/020401/index) that AMD and nVIDIA were to merge.
The BBCreported (http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/business/newsid_1905000/1905790.stm) more April Fools' pranks including the announced 'flotation' of Harrods[?].
CNN reported that two Montreal disk jockeys managed to phone Bill Gates on the pretext that one of them was Canadian prime minister Jean Chrétien wanting to set up a meeting with Gates. What CNN didn't mention is that these two have a reputation for their audacious prank calls. Previous recipients of their attention have included Queen Elizabeth II and Pope John Paul II.
Please add more 2002 April Fool hoaxes here, including any relevant external links
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