Amazon.com Easter Egg - Exceptional Perpetual Website Easter Egg

As you may or may not know, website easter eggs are no longer excepted. Why you ask? Before they aren't perpetual, (they don't last forever.) Well, what I have here is a website easter egg that IS perpetual. How do I know this? Easy. Once you reach the easter egg there is a little P.S. note that tells you this egg will last forever.
I even once bought this up on the discussion board quite a while back and everyone agreed it was a cool easter egg. If you want to read that topic here is the link:
http://www.eeggs.com/ubb/Forum2/HTML/000431.html
Go ahead and post in that topic if you want. If that's not enough, I also sent an email to Dave Wolf, the webmaster, and he has approved of this easter egg.

Anyway, let's get to the easter egg.

1. Go to amazon.com

2. When you're at the welcome page, scroll to the bottom until you see a whole bunch of links.

3. Click the "Directory of All Stores" link.

4. It will take to new page. Scroll all the way to the bottom until you see the copyright notice.

5. Directly under 1996 in the copyright notice is a small invisible link. Click on it. (If you can't seem to find it, that doesn't mean it's not there. Try holding down the tab key. This will highlight all the buttons on the page. I'm not sure if this works on all browsers though. I know it works on explorer.)

6. It will take you to a secret hidden web page in honor one of their old employees.

For those who are just plain lazy and want to take all the fun out of actually finding the egg, here is the link:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/subst/misc/dr.html/103-9285285-2788635
(I personally wouldn't use the link unless you have trouble finding the egg, because it really spoils the fun.)

This is one of my favorite easter eggs and I hope you'll find it cool to. Enjoy!

User Rating:
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  7.4/10 with 256 votes
Contributed By: Boneho Chane on 08-06-2004
Reviewed By: Boneho Chane, sars
Special Requirements: Just go on to Amazon.com and follow these instructions
Please correct this Egg if you see errors.

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Proof this works. Thank You, David Risher
Proof this works. Thank You, David Risher

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Comments

Boneho Chane writes:
As an interesting side note, once you're on the easter egg page, view the source by selecting the View menu on your browser and then selecting Source. This will bring up the source in a new window. Scroll all the way down, and you'll find a secret poem. Thanks to Andylkl on the discussion board, he found out this was section of the poem, Passage to India, written by Walt Whitman.
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rheyn writes:
David Risher did not die, he left Amazon to go teach. Risher is important because he was one of the first executives to jump from hard goods tech to a dot com. He left Microsoft under heavy scrutiny to join Amazon before it was more than a business plan, he was instrumental in developing the company (Amazon) as it is known today. He was one of Jeff Bezos' top confidants and was highly respected at Amazon, after six years as a senior VP he left to go teach...elementary school I believe.
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OMiscool writes:
If you can't find the button try highlighting around where it should be then you can find it
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SheeEttin writes:
An easier way to see the link is to press Ctrl+A. This will highlight all content on the page, including the small link, which can then be easily seen.
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Yostie writes:
if you select all it highlights the invisible link to make it easier to click
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Rex writes:
I couldn't find the 'directory of all stores' link.
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kobra writes:
That poem is an excerpt from a larger poem called "have we not stood here" which can be found at http://www.gladdemusic.com/havewenotstoodhere.htm
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N500 writes:
Very cool egg. Also the link you gave seems to be incorrect, the link I found was http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=447307
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nibbsy writes:
also, if you look at the source, and scroll all the way to the bottom, it says !===MEOW===
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Toonami writes:
Also, when you look in the source code of this page, at the end you see this poem/song lyric: Sail forth--steer for the deep waters only, Reckless O soul, exploring, I with thee, and thou with me, For we are bound where mariner has not yet dared to go, And we will risk the ship, ourselves and all.
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D5K5Et writes:
There is no such link as "Directory of All Stores"! I didn't found this egg.
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dicai writes:
Nowadays you have to click "Shop By Department" at the top of the website, to the left and then in that page scroll down to the bottom where you'll find the hidden link.
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qwertyuiop writes:
press ctrl+end to get the link on the stores page. they must have moved it, it is still there but the url is wrong.
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koira writes:
if you scroll to the bottom of the directory page before it finishes loading, you can see the link below the copyright.
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ADAM_COOL writes:
I think that the poem is how the guy died.
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