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Google PAC-MAN Cost 4.8M Person-Hours

May 24th, 2010 05:17 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

The folks at Rescue-Time, who make software that helps you (and companies) figure out how you spend your online time, did a modest calculation based on their user base and concluded that Google’s playable PAC-MAN doodle cost the world over 4.8 million person-hours of productivity last Friday. “Google PAC-MAN consumed 4,819,352 hours of time (beyond the 33.6M daily man hours of attention that Google Search gets in a given day). $120,483,800 is the dollar tally, If the average Google user has a COST of $25/hr. (note that cost is 1.3 – 2.0 X pay rate). For that same cost, you could hire all 19,835 Google employees, from Larry and Sergey down to their janitors, and get 6 weeks of their time.”
Also, Google made the doodle permanent.

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