I didn’t pay much attention to this year’s April Fool’s pranks pulled by all the tech companies. However, the reveal of the untold story of Microsoft Coffee, the April Fool’s prank by Microsoft 25 years ago, made my day.
The prank looks still quite funny to this day to me and the idea of using Coffee to reflect Sun Microsoft’s Java was brilliant. But it went wrong because of the PR mess.
It’s a fun read. Things were so different back then. The fact that there is still a KOMO footage available on YouTube sounds like a miracle.