April 1st @ Electronic Design

April 1, 2020
Check out our collection of annual April 1st issues for those looking for a bit of technical humor

Welcome to our annual April 1st issue, where we try to bring some amusement and humor to an otherwise turbulent and wacky world. You can read and download all the stories in our April 1st Ebooks (below).

Traditionally, April 1st has been a time to celebrate with jokes, spoofs, and other tricks. Taking time to laugh can be difficult with all the other problems both personal and global, but hopefully it makes dealing with these a little easier or at least improves your outlook on life. 

Each year we collected a number of new stories from editors and readers. They touch on familiar topics like quantum computing and IoT along with analog and power topics in a twisted fashion. We hope they will not confuse new readers too much, as our regular fare is designed to inform and educate readers about real technology rather than our whimsical machinations.

Technology Advancements

April 1st, 2024 @ Electronic Design: Generative AI

From recursive regenerative AI to solar submarines, our special April 1 articles cover all aspects of design in the electronics world.
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Download the April 1st, 2024 Ebook

Members can download this free PDF ebook that collects together our April 1st, 2024 stories
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April 1st, 2023 @ Electronic Design: Quantum Chatbots

Check out some amusing and impossible ideas in this year's April 1st issue.
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April 1st, 2023 @ Electronic Design (Download)

Download our free April 1st eBook that presents some amusing and impossible ideas from this year.
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Featured Media

April 1st, 2022 @ Electronic Design: Keeping on Your Toes

Take a look at the latest spoofs and tricks today.
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Magazine - Digital Archive

April 1st, 2022 @Electronic Design eBook Vol 3, No 1 (Download)

Download Volume 3's first series of April 1st, 2022 articles.
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April 1st, 2021 @Electronic Design eBook (Download)

Download our 2021 April 1st articles.
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Learning Resources

April 1, 2020 @ Electronic Design: What's Trending in Technology

It's a special day so we collected a set of articles that highlight the trends and technologies that you would not believe.

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