Tom rebuts Jeremy Mazner’s lament for the disappearance of easter eggs. Ultimately, I think most easter eggs are the equivalent of stories about college exploits: they’re only interesting only to the people who were involved and deathly boring to everyone else. Sure, there is the occasionally clever or humorous easter egg, but most serve no purpose to anybody except as a little ego trip.
I say this knowing full well that I wrote several easter eggs for Access before the prohibition on easter eggs went in. I even wrote one that I thought was somewhat clever: a Magic Eight Ball easter egg. The problem was, I left the team and within several versions the Magic Eight Ball had turned into the Crashing Magic Eight Ball.