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This article was published on April 9, 2012


    Obama’s techies hide Easter egg in campaign website code

    Obama’s techies hide Easter egg in campaign website code
    Alex Wilhelm
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    Alex Wilhelm is a San Francisco-based writer. You can find Alex on Twitter, and on Facebook. You can reach Alex via email at [email protected] Alex Wilhelm is a San Francisco-based writer. You can find Alex on Twitter, and on Facebook. You can reach Alex via email at [email protected]

    This one is just for fun. Put down that pitchfork and have a chuckle. The Obama tech team, as spotted by the inimitable BuzzFeed, have put together a rather decent Easter egg in the code of their own website. First, the well-known Obama image:

    And now, the lovely ASCII version from the site:

    Want to see it for yourself? Just head to BarackObama.com, right click, and hit ‘view source.’ That might not work on Macs. Figure it out for yourself.

    It’s a simple, small thing, but it does feel nice to see that our politicians, or at least their staff, are not as un-savvy as we might expect. Let’s just hope he doesn’t call it, ‘the tweeter.’