Update: I have a later post on Microsoft Bob here.
When I came back from a trip today, I found an interesting item in the RSS feed for MSDN Subscription Downloads: “Microsoft Bob 1.0a was posted to MSDN Subscriber Downloads on March 31, 2004.“ I found that difficult to believe, so I looked at the XML of the feed itself.
<title>Microsoft Bob 1.0a< /< FONT>title>
<pubDate>Wed, 31 Mar 2004 16:36:35 PST< /< FONT>pubDate>
<description>Microsoft Bob 1.0a was posted to MSDN Subscriber Downloads on March 31, 2004.< /< FONT>description>
< FONT>< /item>
Hmmm. Published just before 1 April 2004. Who says Microsoft can't be funny?