By: David K. Every
Apple Easter Eggs is a compilation of secrets stuffed inside of your Macintosh (or Newton) by Apple programmers and engineers.
Easter eggs include random jokes, credit screens, or even games that are meant to give the creator a little fame, also adding a personal touch to the best computer on earth. Easter eggs are not undocumented tricks (those can be found in books such as Voodoo Mac and MacWorld MacSecrets). Easter eggs result in some sort of credit or unusual message -- but they do not aid in the productivity of the software.
In here, you will find hundreds of easter eggs clearly explained with as much background as is available.
The purpose of this area is to create a fresh appreciation for those who made your Macintosh, and to allow you to experience a limitless, fun new world inside your computer -- and give credit to all the geeks who did the work behind the scenes, to make the Mac what it is. I hope you are entertained and finish reading this list with a different perspective about your computer.
Nobody at Apple is ever officially involved in easter eggs -- yet despite management's efforts, they still manage to sneak their way into released software. For the most part, the names of the engineers who've aided this collection are withheld. Apple does not record easter eggs or in any way endorse their existence. To them, easter eggs don't exist. This list is the only comprehensive record of Apple's easter eggs in existence.
About this release
Up until this release, the site (collection) was done by Daniel Fanton. But with this release, it has been moved to MacKiDo, and David Every has taken over reorganization and supporting the easter eggs.
I (David) am changing the format a bit, and trying to add screen captures of all the eggs -- if you have the equipement or OS mentioned for an egg, that I don't have a capture (image) of, please send me an email, photograph, or screen snapshot -- I'd love to document it for posterity (and give you credit).
Explore, have fun, and enjoy the easter eggs, and this site. Of course I have to add that I am not liable for anything that goes wrong while trying these eggs. They may cause your drive to disintegrate, your system to explode, you may become infertile, and the world to stop turning on its axis just by trying these things -- but most are inlikely. The most severe result I have ever experienced was having my screen freeze after using MacsBug. But try the eggs at your own risk.