Eight April Fool's Computer Pranks IT Channel Partners Hate

  • By

    Ericka Chickowski

Disappearing Desktop

Disappearing Desktop

Prankster replaces the mark's desktop image with a screencap of said desktop, while removing all desktop icons. After repeatedly clicking on the screencap icons to no avail, the mark is convinced his computer is hosed.

There's nothing like April Fool's hi-jinx to highlight the disparity of computer experience between users within any given organization. The strong prey on the weak in this yearly ritual of mysterious computer ailments. While hilarity inevitably ensues, so too does a call to the partner's helpdesk when the prank goes too far and the less knowledgeable worker thinks their machine is ready for the garbage heap. Which is why so very many IT people have grown to hate the first day in April.
This article was originally published on 2010-03-31