Easter Eggs aren’t always chocolate

EasterEggComputer folk love to hide secret ‘features’ in their code.   Normally we reckon these are bugs.  But sometimes they are just fun.  They are just hidden gems that add a bit of fun, and they’re called Easter Eggs.  There is a fine tradition of these in popular games, applications (even serious ones like MS Excel) and in various websites.

Right now, Google Maps have hidden one of  1980’s favourite computer games : Pacman.  We’ve been quietly amusing ourselves chasing the old ghosts around our Auckland office.

Just rip into Google Maps, click the Pacman image at the bottom and off you go !