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Easter Eggs: Harmless fun or symptoms of poor management?   [Edit]

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!3211.90
Easter eggs provide an outlet for programmers, and fun for users.13851.30
They don't really fuss me either way3713.75
Programmers with time to write Easter Eggs are programmers wasting time.3513.01
Easter eggs can introduce security flaws and backdoors - they should never be allowed in applications.2710.04



 
GeneralEggs waste resources Pin
code4fun26-Apr-00 4:02
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David Goodkin26-Apr-00 8:27
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Chris Maunder26-Apr-00 11:35
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George27-Apr-00 0:45
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code4fun27-Apr-00 2:20
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David Goodkin27-Apr-00 3:24
sussDavid Goodkin27-Apr-00 3:24 
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Daniel Mathiasen28-Apr-00 0:26
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Chris1-May-00 6:52
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James27-Apr-00 3:01
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Eddie Velasquez28-Apr-00 2:46
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GeneralOne option makes no sense, the other is no fun... Pin
David Goodkin26-Apr-00 2:51
sussDavid Goodkin26-Apr-00 2:51 
GeneralRe: One option makes no sense, the other is no fun... Pin
Chris Maunder26-Apr-00 3:03
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David Goodkin26-Apr-00 8:20
sussDavid Goodkin26-Apr-00 8:20 
GeneralRe: One option makes no sense, the other is no fun... Pin
Chris1-May-00 6:59
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GeneralIs there a list of them anywhere? Pin
Arvind2326-Apr-00 2:15
memberArvind2326-Apr-00 2:15 
GeneralRe: Is there a list of them anywhere? Pin
Chris Maunder26-Apr-00 2:55
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