Friday, July 19, 2019

An Illustrated History of Easter Eggs

James Thomson:

The video of my talk “An Illustrated History of Easter Eggs” is up.

This was a lot of fun to put together!

Lots of fun stuff here, from Atari, to the Finder, and later PCalc.

Update (2019-08-13): David Pogue (via The Talk Show):

In the Google Maps division, the best-known Easter egg appeared on March 10, 2018. It was International Mario Day (Mar10, get it?), celebrating the goofy Italian plumber from Nintendo’s video games.


The link then opens a photograph of beef brisket and a tribute to Memphis Minnie’s, a San Francisco barbecue restaurant. Mr. Mullenweg noted that because he makes this Terms of Service document available to anyone, “this Easter egg has actually been copied into many other companies’ terms of service, without them reading or noticing it.”

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