And the discussion here a month ago about code traps: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20312256
Along similar lines in both the digital and non-digital world people would include false landmarks and roads on maps to detect copying, since while facts are not protected, fake places are https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trap_street
We actually discovered that one Chinese company was- https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/29681-iobit-steals-mal...
Montgomery Ward Inc. is the name of two historically distinct American retail enterprises. It can refer either to the defunct mail order and department store retailer, which operated between 1872 and 2001, or to the current catalog and online retailer also known as Wards.
I was thinking "Does Montgomery Ward even exist anymore? I can't recall the last time I saw one." I searched and, to my surprise, the Wards.com website came up.
Then I checked Wikipedia. Nope, it is not the website for the now defunct department store chain. It's a different entity.
Why make the code so absurdly long? Even by the most conservative and/or optimistic estimate, that code is well beyond what could be randomly guessed.
Not the best of choices, I would say. Alternatively, what do I miss here?
Edit: I was wrong, I was thinking of the Starship 1 easter egg mentioned in the Q&A. I knew easter eggs earlier than Adventure had been discovered.