With touching the topic “offline” in the previous post, I was reminded of the T-Rex that Chrome shows when it’s offline.
Most of us think it’s just a fun little pixel dinosaur which acts as facade for a game you can play whilst there’s no active internet connection, but there’s more to it.
The T-Rex is a reference to a scene from the 2007 film Meet the Robinsons. In it a T-Rex tries snapping up a boy, but fails at it due to his big head an little arms:
So the T-Rex in Chrome is there not because it’s a fun little pixel dinosaur, but BECAUSE IT CANNOT REACH THE
My inner geek rejoices 🙂