The Easter weekend has officially started, and for most of us that means that we are getting ready for a few days of hearty lunches with family and friends.
Even if you don’t celebrate Easter, you are probably familiar with its modern-day traditions such as colourful eggs, chocolate bunnies and the kids’ favourite, the egg hunt.
As many other celebrations, Easter dates back thousands of years. Although its roots aren’t totally clear it is widely believed that the egg hunt made its appearance in the 1700s, since then children were encouraged to search for the eggs the Easter Bunny left behind.
There is however another type of Easter Egg hunt that is likely to interest adults too; these Easter Eggs are hidden by Tech companies within their products and are obviously not made out of chocolate.
Since their first appearance in 1979 in a videogame released for the Atari 2600 console, developers have left hidden features, messages and interaction in their software or hardware. Over the years the technology industry has become famous for these to-be-discovered secrets.
Have you ever tried a Google web search for “Do a Barrel Roll” ?
Well now you know what an Easter Egg in technology looks like. We will leave it up to you to find some more.
We would like to thank you and wish you all the happiest Easter from all of us here at Managed Services Australia.