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The Purpose of Easter Eggs

by Barbara J. Feldman September 15, 2008

If someone were to ask you what the purpose of an Easter egg was, you’d probably reply that it is something you decorate and hide or fill with goodies during Easter, then hide so children can find them. However, in the software industry, an Easter egg takes on an entirely different meaning. When it comes […]

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How Can I Tell If My Software Has An Easter Egg?

by Barbara J. Feldman September 13, 2008

Easter eggs aren’t always the ones that you associate with decorating or hiding candy in. In software, movies, video games, and music CDs, an Easter egg is a hidden feature or animation that is hidden within the software. It could be something as simple as the programmer’s name spelled somewhere in the software, or it […]

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What is a Virtual Easter Egg?

by Barbara J. Feldman September 10, 2008

When most people hear the words Easter egg, they think of brightly colored eggs dyed for kids to hide and hunt. However, in the world of software and computers, “Easter egg” takes on a completely different meaning. What is a virtual Easter egg? When it comes to software and computers, an Easter egg is the […]

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