Part of the Programming glossary:

An Easter Egg is an unexpected surprise -- an undocumented procedure or unauthorized feature that's playful in nature or gives credit to the software developer or chip designer. Like their namesakes, Easter Eggs can be quite elusive and hard to find.

Here is a very simple Easter Egg for you to try:
1. Go to Google.com 
2. Type "let it snow" and hit enter
 

 

See also: microchip art
The Smithsonian Museum has collected examples of hidden chip art.

hp-buffalo-chip.jpg

This was last updated in April 2009
Contributor(s): Cindy Yager
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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