Software

Looking back at Microsoft Outlook Easter Eggs

Outlook 97

To access the Easter Egg in Outlook 97, you launch Outlook as you normally do and select Contacts from the Outlook Bar. You then click the New Contact button and type Ren Hoek in the Full Name text box. Then click the Save and Close button.

Now, if you are a fan of the old Nickelodeon cartoon The Ren and Stimpy Show, then you recognize Ren Hoek as the full name of the Chihuahua character whose counterpart was a cat named Stimpson J. Cat (a.k.a. Stimpy).

By Greg Shultz

Greg Shultz is a freelance Technical Writer. Previously, he has worked as Documentation Specialist in the software industry, a Technical Support Specialist in educational industry, and a Technical Journalist in the computer publishing industry.