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Did you play Google PacMan anniversary game ? Then you are one of them ;)

submitted on May 25, 2010 by orangearrows in "Member's Lounge", last updated on June 15, 2010 by YanBz
I contributed a little to that total myself. Mr Green

Google's Pacman Doodle Devoured 4.8 Million Hours Of Our Time: REPORT

In honor of Pacman's 30th anniversary, Google gave its logo over to the iconic arcade game with the first ever playable Google Doodle.

The Pacman Google Doodle--which allowed up to two people to play Pacman on the Google homepage--was up on Google's homepage for around 48 hours (from Friday, May 21, to Sunday, May 23).

As soon as it went live, users raved about the creative Doodle--and bemoaned it as a total time sink.

"Time waster of the day!!!" tweeted one person. Another asked, "Could there BE a more epic (read: irresistable [sic]) time-drain?"

RescueTime's blog attempted to calculate the "tragic cost" of Pacman by figuring out just how many hours were lost to Google's playable Pacman logo.

RescueTime performed some back-of-the-envelope calculations (see their assumptions
here), and estimated that Google's Pacman logo "consumed 4,819,352 hours of time."

That loss in productivity had a hefty pricetage.


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    Posted by pablos17 on May 25, 2010
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    I played it while at work. But my life at work is sometimes like working at Initech...

    ...about 15 min. of real actual work.
    • orangearrows
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      Posted by orangearrows on May 26, 2010 [reply] 0 0
      I felt like that yesterday.
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    Posted by tammy987 on May 25, 2010
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    Love this movie. Unfortunately, my job is all about work!!
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    Posted by honesta on May 25, 2010
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    I spent 2 hours in the PacMan universe. I felt refreshed

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