View Full Version : Microsoft Acquires Lycoris.

3rd April 2004, 09:23 PM
I find something distinctly disturbing about the fact that Microsoft have acquired Lycoris. There's a press release here (http://www.lycoris.org/sections.php?op=viewarticle&artid=121).

Thoughts? Comments?

3rd April 2004, 10:31 PM
The press release is dated 4/1 - methinks you have been had... :D

4th April 2004, 04:08 AM
In a surprise press conference, Microsoft's Steve Ballmer and Joseph Cheek, CEO of Lycoris arrived together to announce the acquisition.
Steve Ballmer!? (http://www.ntk.net/ballmer/mirrors.html) Sure, right.

Like a good lawyer, I read the fine print:

Information in news releases including without limitation product prices, specifications, content of services, forward-looking statements, April Fool's jokes, and contact information, are current on the date of the press announcement, but are subject to change without notice, and may not include shipping, handling or tax.
:D Almost had me fooled, very authentic looking.

4th April 2004, 08:28 AM

Things not to do when tired:

Read internet news.

4th April 2004, 03:50 PM
Rats! They put you wise before I could offer to sell you some Lycoris stock! Here's another 4/1 article that made me giggle:

6th April 2004, 09:15 PM
all i can say is wow.