Independence Day Easter Egg - Hidden Wordsworth in Id4

When the General and Will Smith are talking in front of a green screen with text and statistics underneath it (Area 51?), read the text under the screen in the background. On the left, it says "the purpose of these greenlines is to lead you to believe that these words mean something", on the right, it says "and can I see with eye serene the very pulse of the machine wordsworth". I think it's pretty decent.

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Contributed By: Tarkaan on 01-03-2000
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You writes:
The exact words are "The reason for these greenlines is to lead you to think that these words mean something" and "And now I see with eye serene the very purpose of the machine. wordsworth." The best place to see it is at 1:24:25 in chapter 40 (which is a little before Will Smith enters the room). The only time you can see it when Will Smith is in the room, is as he's walking toward the general (1:25:22). Then, for some reason, it only says "you to think that these" and "pulse of the mach-". The rest is cut off from the bottom of the screen, but there aren't any words before it.
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mirnen writes:
Wow, I have been trying to figure out what the heck that screen was saying since I got the video for...I don't know, Christmas '97? I would always get there and forget or just not be fast enough to read it...and I don't have a VCR with slow motion. Thank you! a fine eye for detail have you.
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Sami writes:
I'm not sure if this is a real Easter Egg by definition or not, but it seemed funny and "too coincidental to be coincidental". In one of the early scenes in the high-security computer room, just as the camera moves into the room you can hear the music one of the people in the room is listening to. The song is "It's The End Of The World As We Know It" - which is completely appropriate to the movie! It's not part of the soundtrack, and is almost certainly deliberate, because the person switches it off and gets up shortly after you hear the title line of the song.
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jybrk writes:
hal 2000 shows up on daves computer in the car
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TheBigRando writes:
a good egg, good eye
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