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«While I complain of being able to see only a shadow of the past, I may be insensitive to reality as it is now, since I'm not at a stage of development where I'm capable of seeing it.» Claude Levi-Strauss (Tristes Tropiques, 1955)
Look at the ships in the foreground at 00:18 in this video[^]. I saw this in some TV show[^] (look at 00:24) around 1978 when I still was figuring out how to put some pixels onto the screen and only dreamed of 3D graphics.
I have lived with several Zen masters - all of them were cats.
I personally think that while they may be fun to write, Easter Eggs are unprofessional. As far as your employer is concerned, programming wastes time that could be applied more productively. As far as the client is concerned, they are just another possible failure point. (How many programmers ensure that their Easter Eggs have no security issues, etc.?)
If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack.