This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

Firefox 3 Easter Egg: the Robots have Arrived!

by Karen M.

Firefox 3 hit the streets less than 24 hours ago, and a nifty little easter egg has already been uncovered. Simply type about:robots in the url bar and you’ll get this:

Oh no! They really are taking over!

I think my favorite bit is “Robots have seen things you people wouldn’t believe.” I wish they had elaborated on that a bit, as I would love to get inside the robot mind. Oh wait they don’t have minds. Or is it that they don’t have souls? I get confused.

Hot Deals in the Technabob Shop:
No items found.

Comments are closed for posts older than 90 days.

Comments (13):

  1. Caspar says:

    I did miss a reference to Isaac…

  2. tom says:

    the first line is a tribute to isaac dude

    • Caspar says:

      :-) Thanks. I’m too much old school I guess. It seems that obvious sources don’t have to be mentioned anymore.

  3. manchicken says:

    What a neat little easter egg.

  4. Nawel says:

    the first line, isn’t one of Asimov’s rules of robotic?

    funny stuff. I just did it and the text came in spanish (i have the spanish version of F3)

  5. kentonue says:

    the second one is a blade runner reference and the fourth is futurama.
    No idea about the third, gotta love them firefox robots!

    • Warren says:

      The third line is from Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Ditto “Please do not press this button again”.

  6. oli35 says:

    Just tried this out and another little funny thing is that when you click on ‘retry’ it then says ‘please do not click here again’ so of course, i clicked……ill let you all find out what happens next ;-)

  7. Yanks Solong says:

    “Your Plastic Pal Who’s Fun to Be With” is, I think, a reference to the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

  8. unkennable says:

    “And they have a plan.” is from the new Battlestar Galactica. :-)

  9. MEMEME says:

    Robots have shiny metal posteriors which should not be bitten.

    Is this to do with bender

  10. Manta says:

    There’s a DTD with comments describing the source of each quote, type this as a URL:


    Found via exploring the source of about:robots …

    • Manta says:

      Oh, after entering that URL, press CTRL-U to view source, or enter


More from Awesomer Media...

theawesomer logo
Voronoi Chess Pieces Deformities That You Might Have Pokémon Invasion Hydraulic Press vs. Carbon Fiber 95octane logo
Nissan and Lucasfilm Tie up for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Review: 2016 Lexus GX 460 Roborace DevBot Self-driving Race Car Test Mule Breaks Cover Jaguar D-Type Sets British Car Record at Auction mightymega logo
Guy Builds Replica Of Jupiter 2 Computer From Lost In Space Hot Toys Star Wars Stormtrooper Finn 1/6 Scale Action Figure William Shatner Apologizes for Star Trek V Funko DC Comics Pop! Heroes Zebra and Bullseye Batman Vinyl Figure Set