What ever happened to easter eggs ?

Posted Mon, Mar 24 2008 13:36 by bill

No, not the chocolate ones or the decorated chicken eggs... I mean software easter eggs.  Like the ones in Excel where you could display an animated scroll of all the contributors. And they had similar in Outlook, and even in Visual Studio 6 !  Has all the fun (and chocolate and caramel centres)  been taken out of Microsoft software  ?

 

BTW: Has anyone seen the easter egg in the VB Snippet Editor ?  It's pretty easy to find ;)

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# re: What ever happened to easter eggs ?

Monday, March 24, 2008 11:25 AM by Alun Jones

What happened is that people realised that the more code you add to an application, the more it's likely to have security failures.

# re: What ever happened to easter eggs ?

Tuesday, March 25, 2008 10:08 PM by C.J. Anderson

The Trustworthy Computing Initiative ended this practice by requiring that there be no undocumented features.  See blogs.msdn.com/.../483608.aspx

# re: What ever happened to easter eggs ?

Wednesday, April 02, 2008 9:03 AM by Kathleen

No, they just added a really big pretty one:

That icon that's a button at the upper left of Office applications.