Google's great sense of humour

Written by Brett Thomas

April 2, 2007 | 14:22

Tags: #april #internet #toilet

Companies: #google

We've all had it happen - you sit down on the loo, and that genius idea comes to you. There's a reason we revere it with the titles of "porcelain god" and "throne." In fact, the toilet is a veritable fountain of information - and Google is going to tap it for what it's worth to provide you internet. Introducing TiSP.

TiSP is an amazing new technology that was brought to light yesterday on Google's website, and it could revolutionize the way you get internet. It stands for "Toilet Internet Service Provider," and it does exactly what it sounds. By using the pipes already in your house to carry fiberoptic cabes, TiSP provides direct internet access for free. "We've got that whole organizing-the-world's-information thing more or less under control," said co-president Larry Page in a press release.

Codenamed "Dark Porcelain", the new service will be compatible with all major operating systems, including Windows Vista. The only thing that is required is a connection to your city's sewer system - septic owners need not apply. Once you sign up for the free service online, you will receive a welcome kit and installation instructions. The welcome kit contains a reel of fiberoptic cable, a TiSP router, and install CD. All you need to do is GFlush the cable down the nearest TiSP access node, plug it in and install the software. You'll be up and running within 60 minutes.

Marissa Mayer, Google's Vice President of Search Products and User Experience, added her own thoughts to the new technology. "I firmly believe TiSP will be a breakthrough product, particularly for those users who, like Larry himself, do much of their best thinking in the bathroom." How true, Marissa.

Of course, this is Google's April Fools joke to us all, if you hadn't guessed by now. One has to admit that Larry is definitely getting a bad potty mouth with the media, but one might expect that after turning the world of searching on its ear.

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