Robot easter egg

Robot easter egg

Type “about:robots” in Firefox 3.0 to see this little Klaatu barada nikto from our benevolent metallic brethren. [Thanks, Jay!]

14 thoughts on “Robot easter egg

  1. Blithe says:

    It needs to be…


    without a space.

  2. Bret says:

    Be sure to click the try again button.. Twice in fact.

  3. Evan says:

    The people present exhibit 204 why Firefox is better than IE.

  4. Gareth Branwyn says:

    Thanks. (I knew that!)

  5. Matt says:

    Why is it that you can press the button twice? What’s up with that secret message about “not pressing the button”? And what is 204?

  6. Elizabeth says:

    The admonishment not to press the button is a “Hitchhikers Guide” reference. As is the “Your plastic pal who’s fun to be with”.

  7. Mett says:

    The spanish version says something like “The robots have shiny metal posteriors that should not be SUCKED” (in spanish).

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at

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