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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...

We all like praise, but a hike in our pay is the best kind of ways.