Easter Eggs

The holidays bring to mind the other kind of Easter eggs: the innocuous and usually hilarious trapdoors that programmers code into popular commercial software and operating systems. Triggered by secret combinations of keystrokes, the surprises that pop up can range from computer-graphic animations to snapshots of the programmer's family. If you've discovered some of these hidden gems (or programmed one yourself), send e-mall to Cyberscope with pointers to the best Easter egg you've seen at cscope@newsweek.com.