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Submission + - $133 Million Lost Productivity-Google GuitarDoodle (rescuetime.com)

kminchau writes: Rescue Time has estimated that Google's recent Doodle, a tribute to the late Les Paul has cost businesses in the United States approximately $133 Million in lost productivity.

  • Google’s Les Paul Doodle consumed an additional 5,350,789 hours of time versus the 4,819,352 hours consumed by the Pac-Man Doodle
  • $133,769,725 is the dollar tally, If the average Google user has a COST of $25/hr

The previous Google doodle time waster, Google's PacMan tribute wasted $120 Million in lost productivity.

Comment Holidays... anyone? (Score 1) 341

We already have several "mini-pandemic" exercises every year.... they are called "Holidays".

For the whole day millions of people stay at home and have the potential to play games over the Internet etc. (while feeling a whole lot better than if they had H1N1)

From what I have seen.... the Internet seems to be coping pretty good when millions of people take off from work all at the same time...

If it's worth hacking on well, it's worth hacking on for money.