Folks at Google sure like to have fun when the time is right. While they already sent out an April Fool regarding Google Maps for Nintendo, now they are offering yet another one with the idea of a Morse Code keyboard for emails, called Gmail Tap. The idea is that this keyboard will comprise of only two keys – a dot, and a dash. You will be able to produce all the alphabets by different combinations of the two. Why is it useful? Well, it contains two keys while the QWERTY keyboard takes a lot of space.
The idea was conceived, we are told, by a software engineer at Google, Reed Morse, who by the way, does not have the ‘Morse’ in his name by incident. Or so we are told. According to him, ‘This makes it ideal for situations where you need to discreetly send emails, such as when you’re on a date or in a meeting with your boss.’
Google takes the joke further by elaborating how you can ‘tap’ two messages at a time, claiming that to be the height of communication in today’s world since when speaking, speech being the most efficient mode of communication, you can speak only one sentence but at tapping, you can tap two messages at a time.
A number of Google team members express their delight and surprise at the very useful product and a look at the video would make many believe that it was all for real. You can catch the rest of the details on this ‘new way of efficient emailing’ over here.