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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 Have Easter Eggs Evolved?

by Barbara J. Feldman September 14, 2008

Easter eggs are not always about brightly dyed and then hidden eggs during the Easter season — in software programs, an Easter egg is a hidden program or application that the programmer or developer puts into a movie DVD, software program, music CD, or any other application that requires programming. Easter eggs, which derive their […]

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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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The Ten ‘C’s’ of Information Evaluation

by Barbara J. Feldman June 6, 2008

When you are evaluating information, it is always hard to know if you have the right information and if it is coming from a reliable source. The ten “C’s” of information evaluation can help you check your information before you publish or submit any research you may have done. The ten “C’s” of information evaluation […]

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Steps to Evaluting Information and Sources

by Barbara J. Feldman June 6, 2008

One of the most important steps you can take in obtaining research is evaluating information and sources. Just because the information you have found matches your topic doesn’t mean it is a valid source. Information found on the Internet is particularly prone to being faulty due to the fact that anyone can publish information on […]

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Quick Ways to Evaluate Information

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As you may be aware, evaluating the information you have gathered is a key step in the research process. Let’s look at some quick ways to evaluate information. Start with the ten “C’s” of information evaluation: •Content•Credibility•Critical Thinking•Copyright•Citation•Continuity•Censorship•Connectivity•Comparability•Context Content and credibility are two of the biggest factors in evaluating information. Check to see if the […]

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