Google Flushes New Internet Service
Google showed its humorous side yesterday as the company launched Google TiSP a supposed free wireless broadband service that operated through users plumbing systems.
The company claimed that the Toilet Internet Service Provider (TiSP) project was an ad-supported online service that would be available to any consumer with a WiFi-capable PC and a toilet connected to a local sewer system.
Of course this was all part of Google’s April Fools day joke. The phony project was labeled "Dark Porcelain" The company went so far as to include a mock press release detailing all the great features that TiSP provided.
"Users who sign up online for the TiSP system will receive a full home self-installation kit, which includes a spindle of fiber-optic cable, a TiSP wireless router, installation CD and setup guide."
"Home installation is a simple matter of GFlushing the fiber-optic cable down to the nearest TiSP Access Node, then plugging the other end into the network port of your Google-provided TiSP wireless router. Within sixty minutes, the Access Node’s crack team of Plumbing Hardware Dispatchers (PHDs) should have your internet connection up and running."
Google also altered their logo by having the second "g" replaced by a toilet and they offered a Frequently Asked Questions section about Google TiSP. There they detailed that TiSP would have three levels of service Trickle, The #2 and the Royal Flush.
"I couldn’t be more excited about, and am only slightly grossed out by, this remarkable new product," said Marissa Mayer, Google’s Vice President of Search Products and User Experience. "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."