Webopedia Term of the Day: What is Easter Egg?
Apr 06, 2012, 19:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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"A secret message or screen buried in an application. Typically,
easter eggs are used to display the credits for the development
team or to display a humorous message. To see an easter egg, you
need to know a special procedure or sequence of keystrokes.
"Even Google hides easter eggs in its products. For example, if
you use Google Maps to get directions from Japan to China, step 41
will indicate you should "Jet ski across the Pacific Ocean." In
Google search you can type "Do A Barrel Roll" (No quotes) in the
search box and the page will tilt and rotate 360 degrees.