Notice the date it was released. April 1st. Other "standards" have
been released on this date. It used to be a USENET tradition. For
instance, we used to announce when new sites got connected to USENET
for the purposes of exchanging news. (Not all sites had a IP
connection. Some used dialup protocols.) In fact, the only way to get
a direct connection to the ARPAnet was to be a vendor to the US
government. So in 1984, we saw this announcement:
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