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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.

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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


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