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Easter Eggs: Harmless fun or symptoms of poor management?

Survey period: 26 Apr 2000 to 2 May 2000

Inserting Easter Eggs in software has become a time honored tradition, but sometimes things can get out of hand. Has the time come for companies to get tough?

OptionVotes% 
All the major applications have easter eggs - users expect them!3211.9032 votes, 11.90%
Easter eggs provide an outlet for programmers, and fun for users.13851.30138 votes, 51.30%
They don't really fuss me either way3713.7537 votes, 13.75%
Programmers with time to write Easter Eggs are programmers wasting time.3513.0135 votes, 13.01%
Easter eggs can introduce security flaws and backdoors - they should never be allowed in applications.2710.0427 votes, 10.04%



 
GeneralEggs waste resources Pin
Arlynn Smith26-Apr-00 5:02
sussArlynn Smith26-Apr-00 5:02 
GeneralRe: Eggs waste resources Pin
David Goodkin26-Apr-00 9:27
sussDavid Goodkin26-Apr-00 9:27 
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Chris Maunder26-Apr-00 12:35
sussChris Maunder26-Apr-00 12:35 
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George27-Apr-00 1:45
sussGeorge27-Apr-00 1:45 
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Arlynn Smith27-Apr-00 3:20
sussArlynn Smith27-Apr-00 3:20 
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David Goodkin27-Apr-00 4:24
sussDavid Goodkin27-Apr-00 4:24 
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Daniel Mathiasen28-Apr-00 1:26
sussDaniel Mathiasen28-Apr-00 1:26 
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Chris1-May-00 7:52
sussChris1-May-00 7:52 
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James27-Apr-00 4:01
sussJames27-Apr-00 4:01 
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Eddie Velasquez28-Apr-00 3:46
sussEddie Velasquez28-Apr-00 3:46 
GeneralRe: Eggs waste resources Pin
anonymous28-Apr-00 15:45
sussanonymous28-Apr-00 15:45 
GeneralOne option makes no sense, the other is no fun... Pin
David Goodkin26-Apr-00 3:51
sussDavid Goodkin26-Apr-00 3:51 
GeneralRe: One option makes no sense, the other is no fun... Pin
Chris Maunder26-Apr-00 4:03
sussChris Maunder26-Apr-00 4:03 
GeneralRe: One option makes no sense, the other is no fun... Pin
David Goodkin26-Apr-00 9:20
sussDavid Goodkin26-Apr-00 9:20 
GeneralRe: One option makes no sense, the other is no fun... Pin
Chris1-May-00 7:59
sussChris1-May-00 7:59 
GeneralIs there a list of them anywhere? Pin
Grant26-Apr-00 3:15
sussGrant26-Apr-00 3:15 
GeneralRe: Is there a list of them anywhere? Pin
Chris Maunder26-Apr-00 3:55
sussChris Maunder26-Apr-00 3:55 

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